Psychoeducation and Psychosis
February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Psychoeducation typically refers to the provision of mental health information (e.g., regarding diagnosis, treatment, prognosis) for patients and their families. Psychoeducation is one of the cornerstones of effective mental health care, particularly when it comes to psychosis (e.g., schizophrenia-spectrum disorders) since psychosis-spectrum experiences and related disorders are generally misunderstood and highly stigmatized. Numerous studies have found that providing psychoeducation to individuals experiencing psychosis (e.g., Lincoln & Nestoriuc, 2007) and their family members (e.g., Sin et al., 2017) can improve mental health knowledge and ameliorate some family worries, and potentially reduce stigma and improve treatment outcomes. In this webinar, we will review psychosis psychoeducation, including various models and approaches, as well as specific considerations for special populations (e.g., clinical high risk for psychosis, first-episode psychosis). Important intersectional considerations will also be weaved in throughout the webinar and closely reviewed with a patient vignette.