A Paradigm Shift: Psychoeducation as a Synergistic Exchange for Healing

January 18 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | 3 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE

 

Workshop Description:

What if we told you that evidence-based psychoeducation is not what you think it is?

Too many of us have been taught that psychoeducation is where we, as the clinical or medical experts, respectfully share knowledge that we think our clients or patients need to know. This is often repeated in our programs of study, in-service training, and even Google! Psychoeducation along this vein is a hierarchical one-way street that can negate the client’s experience, identity, and knowledge in the healing process. It unintentionally reinforces unjust structural systems. However, extensive research on psychoeducation highlights it as a full-fledged intervention with two critical components.

  1. Evidence based psychoeducational interventions are focused on the exchange of information and knowledge between professional and client such that the professional knowledge and personal knowledge are valued equally and non-hierarchical.
  2. The interplay between professional and client and between therapy and education are synergistic and create a potential for growth and healing that would be otherwise limited.

In this workshop, we will discuss the correct, full application of psychoeducation as an intervention to build therapeutic engagement, hope, and pathways forward. Special attention will be given to the structural and cultural challenges that practitioners and clients encounter.

 

Please see the registration page for the complete agenda with speaker bios.