Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Veterans

Since the introduction of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA), there has been increased focus on realising a whole-of-person philosophy and service model for all rehabilitation clients suffering a service-related injury.  In December 2008, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, through its Applied Research Program, engaged researchers to further investigate and provide information to assist in the development of whole-of-person rehabilitation activities and services.

The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH) commenced research on the ‘Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Veterans’ project.  The main objective of the research was to document existing psychosocial rehabilitation practices and models of service delivery across the rehabilitation sector serving DVA clients; and to provide a review of current best practice in psychosocial rehabilitation. 

The findings of the study will assist DVA to further develop its psychosocial rehabilitation service delivery arrangements. The project included three key sources of data:

    • a review of the clinical and research literature on psychosocial rehabilitation
    • an online survey of rehabilitation service providers
    • interviews with key stakeholders.

For a copy of the full report see: Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Veterans Project Final Report (PDF 1.2 MB)

What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation?