Psychosocial interventions integrate treatment into the activities of your daily life, working with you on a personal level on issues such as finding a job, time-management strategies and skill-building. It builds upon the idea that recovery is a social process that should involve family members, friends and the community that you live in. Psychosocial interventions include individual therapy, support groups and community-based programs. The following are some examples of psychosocial interventions:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of individual therapy that focuses on patterns of thinking that are negative and maladaptive and works to help you change those patterns into more positive and adaptive thoughts. CBT is effective in addressing mild to moderate depression, anxiety and can be used to treat a wide variety of psychotic disorders.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). ACT is a community-based program that provides comprehensive, locally based treatment from a team of professionals specializing in multiple areas. These areas include psychiatry, social work, nursing, substance abuse and vocational rehabilitation. Support and assistance is available round-the-clock and is catered to an individual's needs. ACT is typically appropriate for people with more serious mental health conditions.
Supported Employment. Supported employment programs integrate treatment and job training and support with the help of trained professionals who listen to your preferences and interests in finding the right job for you. You only have to express interest in working in order to be eligible for supported employment services and support continues even after you have attained a job.