Psychiatric Rehabilitation Goals, Values, and Principles

September 10, 2015

I’m creating a separate blog post to put up this list.  It’s a list I’ll probably reference often, so I’d like to be able to link to it easily.


The Goals, Values and Guiding Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation


Goals (3)

  1. Recovery
  2. Community integration
  3. Quality of life


Values (6)

  1. Self-determination and empowerment
  2. Dignity and worth of every individual
  3. Optimism that everyone has the capacity to recover, learn and grow
  4. Wellness
  5. Cultural diversity
  6. Promotion of valued social roles and normalized environments


Guiding Principles (12)

  1. Person-centered approach
  2. Partnership between service provider and service user
  3. Partnership with family members and significant others
  4. Utilization of peer support
  5. Utilization of natural supports
  6. Strengths focus
  7. Focus on work and career development
  8. Assessments related to person chosen goals and environments
  9. Emphasis on goal-related skills training, resource development and environmental modifications
  10. Integration of treatment and rehabilitation services
  11. Ongoing, accessible, and coordinated services
  12. Empirical orientation

Pratt, C.W., Gill, K.J., Barrett, N.M., & Roberts, M.M. (2014). Psychiatric Rehabilitation

(3rd Edition). San Diego, CA: Elsevier – Academic Press, p. 115.

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