Values – both hidden and evident – shape our psychiatric rehabilitation models, and the recovery movement provides a series of values that have been guiding this work. Recognition of the importance of empowerment for consumers of psychiatric services heightens our interest in the psychosocial clubhouse model and other cooperative programs. An emphasis placed on return to work can move us from a day-treatment approach towards vocational services and the supported employment model and, thus, change many other aspects of a rehabilitation service. A value placed on mutual support among clients versus mainstreaming will direct us towards a clustered living program or increase our interest in social firms over supported employment. A concern with human rights and with minimizing coercion encourages us to design alternatives to hospital for acute treatment – small, open-door, domestic facilities for acute care – whereas an emphasis on cost-efficiency will lead us to develop large, locked facilities with the capacity to use restraints and seclusion. Recognizing the importance of working with families will guide our interactions with caregivers, and optimism about outcome from illness will color everything we say and do. Some US psychiatric residency training programs, however, offer no education on psychiatric rehabilitation models – none at all. This is a value that bears closer scrutiny.