Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR), is an intervention designed to help survivors gain skills to manage and cope with stress and adversity.
SPR is not formal mental health treatment, but utilizes skills-building components from mental health treatment that have been found helpful in a variety of post-trauma situations, including problem-solving, managing reactions, helpful thinking, and building healthy social connections. Research suggests that a skills-building approach is more effective than supportive counseling. SPR is appropriate for developmental levels across the lifespan, and is culturally informed. SPR aims to facilitate recovery, support functioning, and prevent behaviors that make things more difficult.
Participants determine their individual priorities and are guided through a structured process to build on their capacity for healing.