Reply To: Client Family Education


Hi everyone,

Great discussion and I agree with a lot of the points made above. Although the client is often the main focus initially, prioritizing the clinical relationship with the family benefits the client in their recovery. In our program, we’ve really been focusing on the explanatory model with our clients, and I think Katelyn brought up a good point of listening to the family’s explanatory model as they may provide a different perspective. Although I am not a case manager in my role, I do see myself using these exploratory questions around the impact of psychosis on the family early on, to build rapport and understanding. When families feel heard and supported, I find they are much more likely to buy into their loved one’s care and treatment plan.