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Autonomy support and recovery practice at a psychosocial clubhouse


Raeburn, T and Schmied, V and Hungerford, C and Cleary, M, Autonomy support and recovery practice at a psychosocial clubhouse, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 53, (3) pp. 175-182. ISSN 0031-5990 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/ppc.12149


Purpose: To explore how recovery practices are embodied in the behavior of staff and implemented by staff and members at a psychosocial clubhouse.

Design and Methods: Case study design guided 120 hr of participation observation and 18 interviews at a psychosocial clubhouse. Data were subjected to thematic analysis guided by self-determination theory.

Findings: "Autonomy support" emerged as an overarching theme, with three subthemes: "voice cultivating," "talent scouting," and "confidence coaching."

Practice implications: Autonomy support is an important means of supporting the self-determination of clubhouse members. The findings of this study inform the ongoing development of the clubhouse involved and also provide insights for health services generally in relation to how to implement recovery-oriented practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:autonomy, clubhouse, psychosocial, recovery, self-determination
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:117278
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2017-06-06
Last Modified:2017-12-05

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