Tag Archives: family support

New Course at PsychOdyssey Academy: Multifamily Groups

PsychOdyssey Academy is pleased to announce a new self-study course: PsychOdyssey 360: Multifamily Groups. Multifamily group treatment (MFGT) is an evidence-based modality for helping individuals and their families navigate the maelstrom of mental illness, particularly schizophrenia. Integrating psychoeducation and behavior … Continue reading

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Educational Aspect of Need: Family Psychoeducation

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program Video presents the details and impact of NAMI’s free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained family members. All instruction and course materials are free … Continue reading

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New PsychOdyssey TV Program on Supported Employment

Work is good for recovery. But getting and keeping a job can be an enormous challenge for an individual with a psychiatric disability. One of the proven evidence-based practices of psychiatric rehabilitation is supported employment. Denise Higgins, Employment Specialist at Catholic Charities, Trenton, NJ, talks to Tom … Continue reading

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Video Clips of Families In The Maelstrom “Down Under”

SANE Australia, a national charity supporting individuals with psychiatric disabilities in Australia, has produced several very effective DVDs of and by individuals and families telling their stories of coping with psychiatric disabilities. Available here for viewing are highlights on these helpful … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey TV Covers Family Support (Part Two)

Now posted is Part Two of PsychoOdyssey TV’s interview with Amandalynn Salzman, director of Intensive Family Support Services of Mercer County, NJ, an innovative counseling outreach for families funded by the State of New Jersey, the first of its kind in … Continue reading

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Self-Determination Conference Presentations

Family members helping loved ones with psychiatric disabilities do well to understand the possibilities for individual recovery based in self-determination. On April 15-16, 2009, the National Research and Training Center at University of Illinois Chicago brought together individuals in mental … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey TV Debuts

PsychOdyssey TV today deubts as a 30 minute talk-and-teach program featuring interviews with experts and others helping families navigate the maelstrom of mental illness. Our first program, talking about Family Support, showcases Amandalynn Salzman, MSW, director of the Intensive Family … Continue reading

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