International Journal of 

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

ISSN 1475-7192

 (Proudly Serving our Web Based,  International Readers Since 1996)

Volume 18
July 2013 - June 2014
This private NON-PROFIT professional publication and associated web-based, information archive service is dedicated to the enhancement of practice, program development, program evaluation and innovations in mental health and substance abuse treatment programs worldwide.  Its goal is to provide a public forum for practitioners, consumers and researchers to address the multiple service needs of patients and families and help determine what works, for whom under a variety of circumstances.

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Volume 18
Number 2 

The Institutation of the Foster Family for Mentally Ill Patients in Greece – Views of Patients
Sikelianou, Agagnostou, & Vlachogianni

Efficacy of Exercise on Depression: A Systematic Review
Mura, Sancassiani, Machado, & Carta

A Decade and Half of Day Care Service for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities: The RFS (I) Experience
Sahu, Niveditha, Dharitri, & Kalyanasundaram

Back to Basics: An Example Application of a Biopsychosocial Assessment

Patient-Centered Care and Psychiatric Rehabilitation: What’s the Connection?

Risperidone and Social Outcome in Schizophrenia : A One Year Follow-up Study
Shrivastava, Shah, Sonavane & DeSousa

Mental Health Services and Quality of Life
Svavarsdottir, Lindqvist & Juliusdattir

The Rehabilitation of a Hospital: The Transformation of a State Psychiatric Hospital
Martz & Newbill

Mind the Gap: Improving Transitions for Mentally Disordered Offenders Leaving Custodial Environments
Pearsall, Edge, Doyle & Shaw

Effectiveness of Adjunctive Reboxetine on Deficit Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Shafti, Jafarabad & Azizi

The Effectiveness of Counseling at a Local Crisis Center
Folkesson & Lindgren

Factors Influencing Diversion from State Mental Health Hospitals
Marty, Manthey, Rapp & Holter

Volume 18
Number 1

A Pilot Study of Introductory Motivational Interviewing Training for Supported
Employment Case Managers


Physical Activity, Bipolar Disorder and Me
Lindsay & Mills

Living with a disability: A perspective on disability in people living with
schizophrenia (PLS)


Life Satisfaction and Pessimism in HIV Positive People: A Comparative Study
from India

Stanley, Sethuramalingam, & Sathia

Experiential Avoidance and Psychological Acceptance Processes in the
Psychological Recovery from Enduring Mental Illness

Siqueira & Oades

The Experience of Social Service Provision to Older Adults with Schizophrenia
in Housing Programs


A Three Year Music Group for Young Men Recovering from Severe Mental Illness
McDougall & McDonald

Personalisation: Direct Payments and Mental Illness
Griffiths & Ainsworth

Views of Mental Health Professionals on the Necessity and Effectiveness of Mobile
Psychiatric Care Units for Patients in Greece

Sikelianou, Maniota, Manousaki, & Tzirvelaski

Occupational Behaviors and Quality of Life:  A Comparison Study of Individuals
Who Self-identify as Adult Children of Alcoholics and Non-Adult Children of Alcoholics

Vaught, Wittman, & O'Brien

Factors Affecting Substance Abuse Treatment Across Different Treatment

Flora & Stalikas

Integrating Supported Education and Supported Employment for People with
Mental Illness: A Pilot Study

Rudnick, McEwan, Pallaveshi, Wey, Lau, Alia, & Volkenburg 

Volume 17
Number 2

A phenomenological approach to psychological treatment for the multidisciplinary
care of chronic back pain

Cecchi, Gagliano, Paperini, Bouncristiani, Lotti, Casale & Lera

Working in Partnership to Develop, Implement and Evaluate a Skills
Based Group for People with Bipolar Disorder/Schizoaffective Disorder

Oliver, McGlinchey, Sardinha & Sarma

Working Towards Recovery:The Role of Employment in Recovery From Serious
Mental Health Problems: A Qualitative Meta-synthesis

Walsh & Tickle 

Horses, Mindfulness and the Natural Environment: Observations from a
Qualitative Study with At-Risk Young People Participating in Therapeutic


Management of the Mental Hospital

Evidence for exercise therapy in the treatment of depression and anxiety
Knapen & Vancampfort 

Factors affecting substance abuse treatment across different treatment

Flora & Stalikas

Pausing to Consider the Impact of Cultural Trends On Mental Health

O'Brien & Crowhurst

Perception of Community Reintegration From Correctional and
Psychiatric Settings


Western and Indigenous Conceptualizations of Self, Depression,
and its Healing


Investigation into use of drugs in wrong nervous system indications
among students in Chittagong city of Bangladesh: a comparison between
medical and nonmedical students

Chowdhury, Haque, Ayesha

Volume 17
Number 1

Peer Perspectives:Expectations and Satisfaction with Certified Peer Specialist
Lien & Meissen

Coping with Epilepsy:  How Do They Influence Health-Related Quality of Life

Lua, Neni & Samira

Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction in Certified Peer Specialists
Grant & Dziadkowiec

Low Frequency Sound Treatment Promoting Physical and Emotional Relaxation
-Qualitative Study

Ahonen, Deek & Kroeker

Depressive Realism Hypothesis:  Reflections and Critical Analysis

Impact of Therapeutic Community Training on Knowledge and Attitudes
of Correctional Officers

Talpede, Talpade & Marshall-Story

Evidence Based Guidelines to Improve Engagement and Participation for
People Experiencing Depression

Hitch, Taylor, Pepin & Stagnitti

What Does Recovery Mean to Adults who Self-injure?
An interpretative Phenomenological Analysis


Phases of the Recovery Process From Psychiatric Disabilities
Spaniol & Wewiorski

Patient-Centered Care and Psychiatric Rehabilitation: What's the Connection?

Coping Mechanism Versus Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) Among
Methadone Maintance Treatment (MMT) Program Participants

Lua & Samira

Previous Editions

Feature Articles - Volume 16
Feature Articles - Volume 15
Feature Articles - Volume 14
Feature Articles - Volume 13
Feature Articles - Volume 12
Feature Articles - Volume 11
Feature Articles - Volume 10

Feature Articles - Volume 9
Feature Articles - Volume 8
Feature Articles - Volume 7
Feature Articles - Volume 6
Feature Articles - Volume 5
Feature Articles - Volume 4

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