The PSR Program

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The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program (PSR) at Thrive is designed to assist clients achieve the highest level of independence and recovery from psychiatric illness. Our curriculum-based groups help individuals understand their illness, learn coping

strategies to manage their symptoms, maximize their ability to live independently, and increase skills to effectively navigate their social environment.

To accomplish these learning objectives, groups run weekday mornings and are designed to address the following topics:

  • Symptom Management
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationships/Communication
  • Coping Strategies
  • Stress Reduction
  • Problem Solving
  • Community Integration
  • Self Esteem

Through the group experience, clients have the opportunity to give and receive supportive feedback as they learn ways to overcome challenges together. Clients also share how they are using these skills to improve their daily lives.

PSR staff will work with clients and other treatment providers to develop a comprehensive plan tailored to a participant’s specific needs, with the ultimate goal of learning and practicing skills that enhance their quality of life. Clients will also be educated on community resources that can sustain their recovery after they are discharged from the program.

Call 708-383-7500 to learn more about the PSR Program.

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Creative Coping

This is a healthy self-expression group that encourages clients to identify, express and cope with emotions in a healthy, positive manner.

Within a group setting, clients are provided with psycho-education that pertains to various emotions and engage in discussions that allow for personal disclosure and feedback. Using the CBT model, clients make connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors through creative activities that model healthy, positive coping skills. Examples of topics include the following:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Resentment
  • Guilt/shame
  • Self-esteem/confidence
  • Loneliness
  • Support systems
  • Personal responsibility
  • Emotional awareness
Stress Management

Within a group setting, clients participate in calming techniques and identify individual stressors that can trigger symptoms. Psycho-education regarding stress management is also provided.

This encourages clients to engage in self-care behaviors that will help manage symptoms of stress. Examples of topics include the following:

  • Light stretches
  • Guided imagery
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Reducing worry
  • Problem solving
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Working within one’s locus of control
  • Time management
  • Self-care
Feedback & Support

This is a problem solving group that focuses on issues pertaining to immediate circumstances, as well as planning for the future and resolving problems that interfere with client improvement and recovery.

All members participate by either disclosing personal struggles, or offering feedback and support for those who choose to share. This group will assist clients in working through problems that hinder recovery and will promote a supportive environment where clients feel comfortable sharing and receiving feedback.

Goals Group

This is a daily living skills group that focuses on setting small goals for clients to accomplish within a timely manner.

This group utilizes the SMART goal model to effectively teach clients how break down goals into manageable and tangible increments. Clients are encouraged to expand upon accomplished goals on a week-to-week basis. Examples of topics include the following:

  • SMART Goal Mode (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely)
  • Completing tasks
  • Achieving personal goals
  • Procrastination
  • Time Management
  • Prioritizing
  • Motivation
  • Resource Building

This is a problem solving group that will utilize psycho-education to help clients form and maintain positive connections and interactions with people in their lives.

Examples of topics include the following:

  • Social etiquette
  • Meeting new people
  • Alone vs. lonely
  • Family relationships
  • Building and maintaining friendships
  • Boundaries
  • Healthy/unhealthy relationships
  • Effective communication of feelings
Skills for Life

This is a daily living skills group that provides clients the tools to foster independent living abilities.

These tools will further encourage clients to self- advocate and become more active within the community. Programming is offered in a module format, and topics include the following:

  • Employment
  • Financial Wellness
  • Healthy Living
  • Organization
  • Community Resources
Relapse Prevention

This is a daily living skills group that focuses on coping skills to manage symptoms related to mental illness.

Clients are given the opportunity to specifically articulate an individual relapse prevention strategy to be utilized in a comprehensive symptom management plan. Instructional materials will also be used to assist in educating clients about mental illness. Topics for this group may include the following:

  • Emotional/behavioral self- awareness
  • Triggers
  • Crisis management
  • Principles of Recovery (hope, personal responsibility, support, education, self-advocacy, spirituality)
  • Medication compliance
  • Communicating effectively with medical providers
  • Self-care
  • Coping skills
Healthy Self-Concept

This is a healthy self-expression group that focuses on addressing irrational beliefs about ourselves on the self.

Clients are presented with opportunities to evaluate their view of self, to learn about the development of their self-concept, and to obtain tools to combat imbalanced views of the self. Instructional materials will be utilized. Using the CBT model, clients make connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors through creative activities that build healthy self-concept. Topics for this group may include the following:

  • Self-Esteem and How It Develops
  • The Basics of Human Worth
  • Recognizing and Replacing Self-Defeating Thoughts
  • Unconditional Human Worth
  • Cultivating and Reinforcing Body Appreciation
  • Seeing Yourself Through Loving Eyes
  • Experiencing Wholesome Pleasure
  • Forgiveness and Acceptance