Self-determination theory: A framework for clubhouse psychosocial rehabilitation research

Toby Raeburn, Virginia Schmied, Catherine HUNGERFORD, Michelle Cleary

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The Clubhouse model is a widely used approach to psychosocial rehabilitation that has been a pioneer in supporting recoveryoriented programmes. Little consideration has been given however, to the theories that guide research of the recovery practices used by Clubhouses. In this paper, we provide a description of self-determination theory, including its philosophical background followed by explanation of its relevance to health care and Clubhouse contexts. We argue that self-determination theory provides a robust social constructionist theoretical framework that is wellsuited to informing research related to psychosocial rehabilitation, recovery-oriented practices and the Clubhouse model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


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