Cognitive-Behavioral Family Interventions in Psychosis

  • Juliana Onwumere
  • Elizabeth Kuipers


Neurobiological models of psychosis (Garety et al. 2007) alongside cognitive models of caregiving (Kuipers et al. 2010) postulate a key role for families in a patient’s environment. Families can help us to extend our understanding of psychosis and patient outcomes. Given the complexity of psychosis, illness-related difficulties such as disorders of thought and apathy can often interrupt and adversely affect normal patterns of communication between family members. In turn, this may have a negative impact on relationships. Thus, developing optimal communication styles between family members remains an important consideration for service providers.


Service User Express Emotion Family Intervention Borderline Personality Disorder Carer Burden 
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyKing’s College London, Institute of PsychiatryLondonUK

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