Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Psychoeducation

  • James WalshEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9160

Definition

Psychoeducation represents the transfer of information to clients or their families so that they can better support themselves or others. This education is designed to help empower the client to improve how they handle a physical or mental health condition. Psychoeducation is the linking of psychology with education.

Current Knowledge

Psychoeducation may be general or very specialized. Sometimes, psychoeducation consists of simply sharing information about a condition, including treatments and medications. Other times, psychoeducation can include providing normalization of the individual’s emotional frustrations. Psychoeducation is sometimes viewed as an intervention and otherwise as a part of an intervention for mental health conditions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PsychologyThe Chicago School of Professional PsychologyChicagoUSA