International Journal of 

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

ISSN 1475-7192

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

Volume 19
July 2014 - June 2015
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Volume 19
Number 2

Western Psychiatry and Traditional Healing: Postcolonial Perspectives

Group Intervention in a Therapeutic Community for Persons with
Chronic Mental Illness

Ramaprasad & Kalyanasundaram

Reciprocity in the Clubhouse Context
Tanaka & Davidson

Social Adjustment of persons with Schizophrenia in Rural Areas
An Intervention Study


Experience of Psychosocial Formulation within a Biopsychosocial
Model of Care for First- Episode Psychosis

Cairns, Reid, Murray & Weatherhead 

The relative contributions of clinical and socio-cultural factors to
treatment delay among patients with schizophrenia in south-east Nigeria

Odinka, Ndukuba, Muomah, Uzoma, Osika, Bakare, Agomoh & Uwakwe 

Health Care Professional’s Opinions on Culture and Rehabilitation
Services for Youth Experiencing Early Psychosis


Psychosocial Assessment for Community Based Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Mathew & Rai 

Psychosocial Treatment Interventions for People with Severe
Mental Illness in a Community

Östman & Björkman


Volume 19
Number 1
Positive effects of spirituality in facilitating recovery for
people with severe mental illness

Dr. Daniel Young

Adult Step-up Step-down: A sub-acute short-term residential mental health service
Thomas, Rickwood & Bussenschutt

Moving On as a Key Part of Recovery: What issues arise for Service Users
when moving from mental health units into community care?

Daly & Opoku

Cross-Cultural Differences and Similarities in the Expression of Jealousy in a
Couple: A Comparative Study Between Couples of Greek and Albanian Descent

Descent - Sikelianou, Georgakopoulou & Pandiri

Positive Emotions and Addiction

Flora & Stalikas

Peer Support as a Direct Benefit of Focus Group Research: Findings
from a Secondary Analysis

Forchuk, Meier, Montgomery & Rudnick

Quality of life and need assessment changes in individuals with severe
mental illness: a 5-year follow-up study

Freysteinsdóttir &  Ólafsdóttir

Rehabilitation for students diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety disorder –
feasibility and perceived impact of OPI group rehabilitation program in Finland

Appelqvist-Schmidlechner, Wessman, Salmelainen, Tuulio-Henriksson & Luoma


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 

Previous Editions

Feature Articles - Volume 17
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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