Research in the New Field of Psychoeducation A Case Study of a Research Project on the Content of First-Grade Reading Textbooks

A Case Study of a Research Project on the Content of First-grade Reading Textbooks
  • Gaston E. Blom


Psychoeducation is a relatively new concept in the child mental health field, even though it has had much longer usage in the field of special education. However what it means conceptually and operationally varies considerably and may indeed represent more of a slogan or a lip-service term than practices and principles that represent a true integration of two broad streams of professional thought (1) the education and training professions, and (2) the clinical mental health professions. In many clinical and educational settings these professional groups are separate; in other settings they coexist or merely add to each other. What I am referring to as psychoeducation represents an integration in which the result is different from the sum of two parts.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaston E. Blom
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  1. 1.University of Colorado Medical CenterDenverUSA

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