Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Individuals with serious mental illness need opportunities to identify and choose their desired roles in their community. UNM Health System’s Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) program helps patients overcome obstacles and build a better life.

Holistic Rehabilitation for a Healthier You 

Our support focuses on four main areas of recovery:

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

Clients can join classes to gain personal empowerment and acquire crucial basic skills for mental health recovery. Classes are offered in 13-week cycles, four times a year. Clients can start at any time.

Take the Next Step

Refer a client to a program. Meet with a UNM provider and together we can create a treatment plan.

Hands-On Classes 

We offer classes that help clients develop hands-on skills and make social connections.

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

Educational classes at PSR address topics such as:

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

Career Preparation

UNM Hospital's Caminante Supported Employment Program helps individuals who are ready to find employment. We can help write resumes, find job opportunities, improve interview skills and provide ongoing support to help clients keep their jobs.

Caminante services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rehabilitation Program Information

Who can attend?
Anyone with a referral from a member of the University Psychiatric Center care team, such as doctors, counselors, caseworkers, or nurses. The referring provider must accept responsibility as the primary behavioral health care provider. 

How much does it cost? 
PSR services can be covered by Medicaid and the New Mexico Department of Health. Individuals who self-pay can expect to pay up to $6,000 per month. We recommend verifying health coverage before coming to PSR.

How long is the program? 
Length of time is determined by the client’s personal goals.  
Some people meet their goals in several cycles, while others may finish in one cycle.