Psychology, Professional

Date of Paper/Work


Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Type of Paper/Work

Doctoral Project


Len Jennings, Ph.D., L.P.; Christopher S. Vye, Ph.D., L. P.


Psychiatric rehabilitation is a service designed to improve functioning that is impaired by the symptoms of severe mental illness. A review of the literature identified several functional domains impaired by mental illness and established the need and effectiveness of the service. Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) is a psychiatric rehabilitation model that seeks to improve functioning in each impaired domain. ARMHS requires a complex array of documentation to demonstrate the existence of such impairments, the need for the service, and progress made toward improving functioning. The complexities of this documentation dissuade recipient and practitioner satisfaction, initial expeditious provision of services, compliance with state regulations, and fluid programmatic functioning. A training manual demarcating and edifying all components of required ARMHS documents was developed to assuage such dissuasions.


psychiatric rehabilitation, adult rehabilitation mental health services (ARMHS), documentation, training manual

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