Sense of community in clubhouse programs: member and staff concepts.

  title={Sense of community in clubhouse programs: member and staff concepts.},
  author={Sandra E. Herman and Esther E. Onaga and Francesca M. Pernice-Duca and Sumin Oh and Catherine J Ferguson},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  volume={36 3-4},
Psychological sense of community within psychosocial rehabilitation clubhouse programs was examined using concept mapping with 18 members and 18 staff from 10 programs. Members identified four concepts: Recovery, social connections, membership, and tasks and roles. Members described hope and healing as aspects of recovery. Members' views on sense of community focused on the rehabilitation and social nature of the program. Staff also identified four concepts: Affiliation and support for members… CONTINUE READING