The Psychosocial Recovery Model And Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Type of Group The Psychosocial Recovery and Rehabilitation Center (PRRC) is an outpatient multidisciplinary treatment program with the Veterans Affairs Hospital, and serves Veterans with severe mental illness such as Psychosis, Schizoaffective Disorder, Major Affective Disorder and PTSD. PRRC currently utilizes the Recovery Model and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The purpose of this program is to help rehabilitate and integrate Veterans back into the community. PRRC is a step away from the medical model, in which a treatment plan is made for the Veteran. In this program Veterans are able to create their own treatment plans for goals that consist of going back to school, getting a job, starting a new relationship, etc. For each individual…show more content…
According to Webb (2012), EBP also does not approve of the recovery model because it is based off of a humanistic and sociological health perspective. Despite not being an EPB, PRRC uses the recovery model in conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) is the only form of therapy used at the VA because it is an EBP. The VA has found that CBT is the most effective form of therapy for Veterans. The VA and DOD have stated that CBT is a “first line treatment” for Veterans when it comes to depression (Hundt, Barrera, Robinson, & Cully, 2014,pg. 942). Morland, Greene, Grubbs, Kloezeman, Mackintosh, Rosen, & Frueh, (2011) also states that CBT has been shown to be effective with those who are diagnosed with…show more content…
In a study done by Johns, Oliver, Khondoker, Byrne, Jolley, Wykes, & Morris (2016), 69 participants were involved in 13 ACT groups with 4-8 participants in each one. There were four two-hour sessions that consisted of skills-building workshops (Johns et al., 2016). Participants were also asked to fill out a satisfaction questionnaire at the end of the study. The study showed that ACT group therapy was beneficial to these participants. Participants showed a “reduced experiential avoidance/greater acceptance; reduced cognitive fusion; and increased mindfulness (Johns et al., 2016. Pg. 261).” Participants also experienced an improvement in functioning as well as in mood (Johns et al.,
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