Online Course » SCH04 SCHIZOPHRENIA: “Living with a Schizophrenic Child: What Therapists Need to Know”

Course Description:
The purpose of this module is to introduce what life is about living with a schizophrenic child. 
Course Objective:

After listening to and/or reading this interview, participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate that therapists can be most helpful to families coming for help with a troubled child by first acknowledging that the whole family is stressed by the situation.
  • Recognize that situation of families of schizophrenic patients is one of constant in crisis.
  • Understand that the therapist's responsibility to families coming for help with a troubled child is primarily to provide resources to help with the families' practical problems.
  • Appreciate the changing needs of families over the course of their schizophrenic child's life.
  • Appreciate that the parents' grieving process about a mentally ill child's prospects in life occurs in every stage of the child's life.

Intended Audience:
Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Therapists 
Author Bio:
Karen Mellow, J.D. Retired Administrative Law Judge who advocates for families of schizophrenic children. 
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