Core Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)
1. Recovery is the ultimate goal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Interventions must facilitate the process of recovery.
2. Psychosocial Rehabilitation practices help people re-establish normal roles in the community and their reintegration into community life.
3. Psychosocial Rehabilitation practices facilitate the development of personal support networks.
4. Psychosocial Rehabilitation practices facilitate an enhanced quality of life for each person receiving services.
5. All people have the capacity to learn and grow.
6. People receiving services have the right to direct their own affairs, including those that are related to their mental illness.
7. All people are to be treated with respect and dignity.
8. Psychosocial Rehabilitation practitioners make conscious and consistent efforts to eliminate labeling and discrimination, particularly discrimination based upon a disabling condition.
9. Culture and/or ethnicity play an important role in recovery as sources of strength and enrichment for the person and the services.
10. Psychosocial Rehabilitation interventions build on the strengths of each person.
11. Psychosocial Rehabilitation services are to be coordinated, accessible and available as long as needed.
12. All services are to be designed to address the unique needs of each individual, consistent with the individual’s cultural values and norms.
13. Psychosocial Rehabilitation practices actively encourage and support the involvement of persons in normal community activities, such as school and work, throughout the rehabilitation process.
14. The involvement and partnership of persons receiving services and family members is an essential ingredient of the process of rehabilitation and recovery.
15. Psychosocial Rehabilitation practitioners should constantly strive to improve the services they provide.Courtesy of PSR Canada, an association promoting, supporting and strengthening community-oriented rehabilitation services. psrrpscanada.ca