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Psychosocial Rehabilitation

UNM Health System’s Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program (PSR) is guided by the basic philosophy of rehabilitation, which holds that people with disabilities need opportunities to identify and choose for themselves their desired roles in the community.

About Us

Our support focuses on four main areas of recovery:

  • Development of basic living skills.
  • Psychosocial skills training.
  • Therapeutic socialization.
  • Supported employment.

We provide skills classes that offer support in acquiring basic skills crucial to mental health recovery and personal empowerment. Our classes are offered in 13-week cycles, four times per year. Participants may start at any point in the cycle. Classes are offered 8:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Hands-on classes we offer include subjects such as:

  • Ceramics
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Basic computer skills
  • Cooking
  • Mindful living
  • Daily fitness

Our educational classes address topics such as:

  • Building self-esteem
  • Problem solving
  • Healthy boundary setting
  • Stress reduction
  • Wellness, recovery and resiliency

UNM Hospital's Caminante Support Employment Program assists individuals who are at a point in their recovery where they are able to pursue employment. We can help with writing a resume, finding employment opportunities, improving interview skills and providing ongoing support to keep a job. Caminante services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How is someone referred to Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services?

We accept referrals from anyone on the client's University Psychiatric Center care treatment team such as a physician, counselor, caseworker or nurse. The referring provider must accept responsibility as the primary behavioral health care provider.

How much do your services cost?

Medicaid and the New Mexico Department of Health generally cover our PSR services. Individuals who self-pay can expect to pay up to $6,000 per month. You may want to verify your health coverage before coming to PSR.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Treatment goals are unique to each individual. Some people find they can meet their treatment goals in several cycles while others may finish in one cycle. Others may stay in the program for several years. Length of your time in the program is determined by your personal goals.

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