A conceptual framework for work-related social skills in psychiatric rehabilitation

Wing Hong Hector Tsang (Corresponding Author), Veronica Pearson

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A conceptual framework for work-related social skills applicable to psychiatric rehabilitation is developed. This is a three-tier framework comprising basic skills, core skills and the results subsequent to the possession of these skills. Its validity has received preliminary support through a survey which collected opinions from front-line workers in psychiatric rehabilitation, ordinary blue-collar workers and people with schizophrenia. In addition, a list of representative skill components relating to the different constructs of the framework was generated. Its relevance for the design of tailor-made assessment and training packages for work-related social skills for people with schizophrenia is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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