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Family Psychoeducation

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By Edwin Kim Resident Physician, Aspiring Addiction Psychiatrist
Michelle D Sherman, Ellen Fischer, Ursula B Bowling, Lisa Dixon, Lauren Ridener, Denise Harrison
OBJECTIVE: This brief report describes the engagement strategy used in the Reaching out to Educate and Assist Caring, Healthy Families (REACH) program, a nine-month family psychoeducation program for veterans with serious mental illness or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: A motivational interviewing-based strategy was created and implemented in a Veterans Affairs hospital to engage providers and veterans and their families into the intervention. RESULTS: Of the 1,539 veterans told about the program, 41% had a family member living nearby and were willing to meet with a provider to learn more...
February 2009: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
Shirley M Glynn, Lisa B Dixon, Amy Cohen, Aaron Murray-Swank
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August 2008: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
Michelle D Sherman, Richard A Carothers
Family intervention for serious mental illness is known to be highly efficacious in reducing patient relapse, improving social functioning, enhancing caregivers' knowledge of mental illness, and ultimately reducing overall costs of care. However, very few families receive services. The reasons for this gap between empirical findings and program implementation are complex and not yet fully understood. Prochaska and DiClemente's Readiness to Change Model provides a helpful structure for understanding key issues for the four relevant stakeholders (patients, family members, clinicians and administrators)...
April 2005: Community Mental Health Journal
L Dixon, C Adams, A Lucksted
The Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team and others have previously included family psychoeducation and family support in best practices guidelines and treatment recommendations for persons with schizophrenia. In this article we review in detail 15 new studies on family interventions to consider issues around the implementation of family interventions in current practice. The data supporting the efficacy of family psychoeducation remain compelling. Such programs should remain as part of best practices guidelines and treatment recommendations...
2000: Schizophrenia Bulletin
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