Family Psychoeducation

Purpose: A psychoeducational program that can be delivered to an individual family or in a group of 5-8 consumers of mental health services and their families to address mental health educational needs, communication and problem solving skills to support the consumer’s recovery from mental illness.

Duration: Longer term intervention (9-24 months or longer)

Components: It has three discrete components: 1. Joining sessions with the consumer and family members before the group begins; 2. A full day educational workshop leading up to 3. Group meetings that are held every 2 weeks for 90 minutes. The group follows a standardized agenda: 15 minutes socializing, 20 minutes go-around, 5 minutes problem identification, 45 minutes problem solving, 5 minutes wrap up and socializing.

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Webinars

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Family Institute for Education, Practice & Research Publications

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Jewell, T. C., Downing, D., & McFarlane, W. M. (2009). Partnering with families: Multiple family group psychoeducation for schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 868-878. Jewell, T. C., & Stein, C. H. (2002). Parental influence on sibling caregiving for people with severe mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 38, 17-33. Jewell, T. C., Corry, R., […]

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Purpose: A long-term maintenance group for consumers of mental health services and/or their supports to sustain the recovery efforts of consumers. Duration: Long term-open ended group with rolling enrollment. Components: Flexible agenda that follows Dr. William McFarlane’s model for Multifamily Groups including: socializing, go-around, and problem identification/solving and ending with socialization. Author Recent Posts Dr. […]

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