Family Therapy

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What approach does Family Therapy come from?
The social approach
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What is the aim of Family Therapy?
To help the patient and their family develop constructive practical coping skills to minimise relapse
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How long can Family Therapy take?
Up to 20 sessions or over
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What is the first step of Family Therapy?
For the therapist to develop a trusting and co-operative relationship within the family
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What is the second step of Family Therapy?
Psychoeducation of the family
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What happens during psychoeducation?
The family is educated on the symptoms, causes and prognosis of schizophrenia while bringing together experiences they have had of schizophrenia
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What is the third step of Family Therapy?
The therapist teaches the patient and family both cognitive and behavioural coping techniques to help them manage
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What does the therapist do to prevent high EE?
Teaches the family to express their anger or impatience without resorting to high EE
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What other technique is the group taught?
How to recognise the signs of relapse so that they can respond quickly
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