The module aims to equip mental health practitioners with an understanding of the theoretical background and research evidence as well as the clinical skills to undertake family intervention for psychosis in practice.
This module will enable students to develop a critical knowledge and evidence base around the needs of families and carers of people with severe mental health problems and the clinical practice of family support and interventions. It seeks to develop the application of skills and expertise that will enable practitioners to provide evidence based family interventions which have shown to be effective in reducing the impact of serious mental health problems within the families and improving their ability to cope.
The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.
Who is this module for?
Healthcare practitioners who must be working with at least one family/carer or significant other living with severe and enduring mental illness for the duration of the module.
Students would normally have undertaken the following modules: 'Recovery orientated care in mental health' , 'Psychosocial assessment' and 'Psychosocial interventions'.
Competency assessment document (CAD) and reflective essay
Course length: 10 Teaching Days