Family Support Group

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.

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Trainings available

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The Family Institute for Education, Practice & Research is a resource to mental health providers to learn how to add family support services to assist with the recovery of individuals with mental illness. The Family Institute has the ability to tailor trainings for individuals on a one to one basis, programs within an agency, agency […]

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Family Psychoeducation

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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 […]

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Family Institute for Education, Practice & Research Research to date

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The Family Institute is conducting several research and program evaluation projects as we seek to address one of the issues that plague the service system – how to “translate the science into practice” and infuse research based family interventions into real world clinical settings. The evaluation work of the Family Institute reflects three broad areas: […]

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