Karwan-e-Hayat takes great pride in its Rehabilitation program. We believe that it is not enough to medicate the mentally ill. It is essential to help them to rejoin the mainstream of life and become productive members of society.
To achieve this goal Karwan has partnered with Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ) New Jersey, USA. A program was set up whereby two professors, Professor Russel Smith and Professor Carlos Pratt conducted online courses to teach Karwan employees and volunteers how to organize and run a meaningful Rehabilitation Program. The two professors also visited Pakistan to see how the collaborative program was working. After satisfying themselves of its efficacy and efficiency they have featured this program in US medical journals.
PSYCH REHABILITATION SERVICES
Rehabilitation program followed at Karwan-e-Hayat is a comprehensive program that provides mentally ill patients a sense of confidence and independence, reducing the incidence of relapses and improving their social and interactive skills.
The special Rehabilitation program is designed in collaboration with Rutgers University. The Psych-Rehabilitation gives training in the following modules:
- Illness management Recovery program
- Case management
- Family Psycho-education
A team of trained and qualified clinical psychologists, social workers, case managers, occupational therapists, community mobilizers work on the rehabilitation of the patients in the following areas:
- Psychological assessment
- Individual and family psycho-education
- Motivational counseling
- Specialized case management for long staying patients
- Stress Management
- Anger Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Assertive trainings
Soft skills workshops:
- Art therapy
- Color therapy
- Play therapy
- Communication skills