Roots and branches.

In 1991, as a recent college graduate, I fell into my first job in psychiatric rehabilitation. In a new city, with a vague sense of getting a few years of experience before applying to graduate schools in clinical psychology, I landed a position on an assertive case management team in East Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois. Armed with a Chicago Transit Authority card, I helped clients navigate medical appointments and laundry and visited bakeries and bookstores, but mostly I built relationships. I was encouraged to discover my clients’ strengths and preferences and to use those as the foundation for the work. I learned that the best clinical care was not only based on evidence but based on values such as collaboration, pragmatism, accessibility, diversity, and fostering growth. I was hooked. Today, I believe that the same values of psychiatric rehabilitation that attracted me to the field as an idealistic young adult should be reflected not just in the articles we publish but in the fabric of how the journal operates. In this editorial, I briefly discuss collaboration, pragmatism and accessibility, diversity, and growth as they relate to the success of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)