Psycho Education- Family Systems Essay

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Report on Family Systems Tools

Report on Family Systems Tools

Family psycho education has many different models each model includes common elements. The different models of family psycho education include single and multiple family groups, mixed groups that include patient and family members, groups of varying duration, and groups that focus on families and the patient at different stages during the illness, or problem. Multi-family groups are thought to be very successful in treating certain mental disorders. Multi-family groups can be traced back to 1960’s when these groups were used to solve problem in the ward amongst psychiatric patients, and management. Family psycho educational therapy is different from traditional
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Interventions based upon the Psycho Educational model rely heavily on the teacher's ability to develop a trusting and accepting relationship with the student. The teacher’s style is empathetic and supportive, while still maintaining appropriate boundaries in the relationship. Limits are also placed on the student’s behavior. Consequences occur when the student displays unacceptable behavior. However, the teacher continues to encourage the pupil, and works closely with him/her to develop more socially acceptable (re)actions. While expressing displeasure with the behavior; the teacher continues to express confidence in the student’s ability to change for the better. (Psycho educational Therapy Model, 2010). Psycho- educational Therapy Model is useful because it is designed to answer a number of questions about the student such as: Does my child have a learning disability? Does he has attention or processing problems? What are my child’s academic and cognitive abilities, strengths, and weaknesses? How do her psychological issues impact learning, and under what circumstances? Does my child need accommodations in school or a specialized learning environment? How do substances impact this? Is my child struggling with a mental illness? What should we do for aftercare? To expand on this, Psycho- educational Therapy Model can be a very useful tool in exploring issues that may be underlying a

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