Family Interventions in Mental Illness: International Perspectives

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Harriet P. Lefley, Dale L. Johnson
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Medical - 247 pages
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Research has shown that interventions providing psychoeducation and assistance to family members significantly reduce hospitalizations for people with serious mental illness, and help families cope. But research-based models have not been implemented in most mental health systems. This volume looks at the political and socioeconomic realities involved, and describes ways innovative family services have been provided, despite those factors, in many countries throughout the world.

Written by some of the world's leading researchers on psychoeducation, the text also includes material on the rise of family advocacy organizations worldwide. Professionals looking for innovative, culturally appropriate ways to help families and patients cope with mental illness will be most interested.


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An International Overview of Family Interventions Developing Effective Treatment Strategies and Measuring Their Benefits for Patients Carers and ...
British Models for Expanding Family Psychoeducation in Routine Practice
Psychoeducational Multifamily Groups Research and Implementation in the United States
Strategies in Developing Culturally Congruent Family Interventions for Schizophrenia The Case of Hispanics
Collaborative Models
The Social Network Resource Group in Sweden A Major Ingredient for Recovery in Severe Mental Illness
The First Vienna Trialogue Experiences with a New Form of Communication between Users Relatives and Mental Health Professionals
FamilyProfessional Collaboration in India
On Their Own Caregivers in Guangzhou China
Differences in Strategies for Implementing CommunityBased Psychiatry in Japan
Family Organizations and Mental Health Policy
Policy Reform in Australia and Family Roles Learning from Experience
A Brief History of the International Movement of Family Organizations for Persons with Mental Illness
Helping Families Cope with Mental Illness Future International Directions
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About the author (2002)

HARRIET P. LEFLEY is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She has authored eight books and has been engaged in cross-cultural research and mental health advocacy for almost 30 years.

DALE L. JOHNSON is a professor of psychology at the University of Houston, Texas. He is past president of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and president-elect of the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders.

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