Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Faloon, Ian

  • Justine EncinasEmail author
  • Britney Acquaire
  • Christiana I. Awosan
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_724


Ian Falloon (1940–2006)


Ian Falloon is one of the pioneers for early prevention and interventions for schizophrenia. Falloon developed an integrated continuing care program. Behavioral family therapy was developed by Ian Falloon in the 1980s, which is an evidence-based, psychoeducational approach. Falloon’s model, a stress-management approach, trains patients and their caretakers to use tools to manage instances of excessive stress, rather than avoid stressful situations.


Ian Falloon earned a Bachelor of Medicine, ChB, from Otago University in 1968. Ian interned at Auckland Hospital from 1969 to 1970. He then completed his residency in Psychiatry at Maudsley Hospital in London, from 1970 to 1973. Ian Falloon earned his Diploma in Psychological Medicine from London University in 1974.

From 1976 to 1984, Ian Falloon was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. During this time, he was also a Consultant at the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Justine Encinas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Britney Acquaire
    • 1
  • Christiana I. Awosan
    • 1
  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Datchi
    • 1
  • Ryan M. Earl
    • 2
  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA