Life skills for the mentally ill: A program description.
ABSTRACT Describes a psychoeducational group approach that may enable chronic mentally ill adults to develop and improve skills necessary for successful community living and socialization. Skills addressed include personal management, social development, household management, structured leisure activities, community resource use, and apartment finding. Eight individuals (aged 29–50 yrs) who participated in the project for 6 mo appeared to have increased cognitive knowledge of important life skills, used homework assignments to practice independent living behaviors, and demonstrated improved communication skills. It is suggested that this intervention might be useful in addressing problems in a broad range of treatment settings. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)