Family Education in Mental Illness

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Guilford Press, 1990 - Psychology - 211 pages
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With current trends toward family care of individuals with major mental illness, it is now generally accepted that families need a firm knowledge base and a wide range of skills in order to cope with a mentally ill relative. Toward this end, educational programs are developing all over the country. While little attention has been given to education as a discipline nor to the contributions that educational psychology can make to more effective instruction and skill development, this book is a resource that will help professionals become more effective.
 

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Contents

The Social Context
3
A Catastrophic Event
19
Meeting Environmental Challenges
37
New Directions in Providing Help to Families
53
Understanding Mental Illness
67
The Personal Side of Mental Illness
80
Treatments for Mental Illness
99
Creating Supportive Environments
109
Chapter JO Planning for the Long Range
131
Learning and Instruction
147
Teaching ProblemSolving Skills
164
Providing Emotional Support to Families
174
Issues in Program Development
184
References
193
Index
205
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Coping with Crisis Situations
120

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Agnes B. Hatfield, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland. Founding member and third president of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), she currently serves as Family Education Specialist at that organization. She has served as Director of the Maryland Family Education Program for the Maryland Department of Mental Hygiene since 1982. Author of FAMILY EDUCATION IN MENTAL ILLNESS and numerous articles and book chapters, she is co-editor with Harriet Lefley of FAMILIES OF THE MENTALLY ILL: COPING AND ADAPTATION.

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