Mental illness and addiction are chronic brain diseases that affect the whole family. Research has demonstrated that family treatment improves recovery rates. Individuals and families who experience co-occurring disorders who participate in behavioral family therapy develop coping skills, improve communication and problem solving skills. Every family member has goals and enters into their own recovery. This session will provide an overview of behavioral family therapy using didactic presentation and role playing.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
Identify three benefits and three strategies to engaging families in treatment.
Describe and discuss the use of FES (Family Education and Support) as a psychoeducational model.
Practice and apply the use of effective communication and problem solving strategies when working with families.