Raeburn, T and Halcomb, E and Walter, G and Cleary, M, An overview of the clubhouse model of psychiatric rehabilitation, Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 21, (4) pp. 376-8. ISSN 1039-8562 (2013) [Refereed Article]
Objective: The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the clubhouse model and its capacity to assist people with severe mental illness.
Method: The paper uses a sample vignette (with all identifying information removed) and survey of literature describing clubhouses over the last 15 years.
Results: Strengths of the clubhouse model include its ability to provide a safe environment, supportive relationships and supported employment activities. Criticisms include its failure to provide onsite psychiatry clinics and a risk of promoting service dependence.
Conclusions: Modern clubhouses continue to provide useful models of psychiatric rehabilitation which are popular worldwide. Studying and describing the model is challenging due to its complexity. Mixed methodological approaches and recovery-orientated measurement tools may assist future research and development.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||clubhouse; employment; health; psychiatry; relationships|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Mental health services|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental health|
|UTAS Author:||Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||15|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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