For a joint degree undergraduate program at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Kean University, PsychOdyssey’s Tom Pyle developed and teaches an 11 week course called The Family Role in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Topics covered include:
- History and Perceptions
- The Family Crisis Moment
- Impact on Families and Providers
- Special Topics (Grief, Trauma, Burden, Stigma)
- Family Support and Treatment Modalities
- Family Advocacy
The course draws from an extensive list of references in the academic literature about the family experience. See the course syllabus and materials here.