Knowledge Exchange and Healing: The Applications of Psychoeducation

February 9, 2018 9:00 am - February 10, 2018 5:00 pm


Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027

Event Organizer

Social Work Office of Professional Excellence (SWOPE)


Psychoeducation is an approach to clinical practice that utilizes the intersection and synergy between therapy and education. It has been applied and can be adapted to multiple settings and populations ranging from severe mental illness and trauma to physical illness, family preservation and restorative justice. Participants will develop an outline for a psychoeducation curriculum for their programs, agencies or private practices.


The workshop will be led by two members of CSSW’s full-time faculty: Professor Ellen Lukens and lecturer Yamile M. Martí Haidar. Dr. Lukens has extensive experience in the development, application and evaluation of educational and psychoeducational interventions designed to improve quality of life and outcomes for adolescents, adults, and families faced with trauma, mental illness, or other significant life challenges. Dr. Martí has worked at the individual, community and policy levels and within mental health organizations, schools, community centers, and government agencies and has collaborated with Dr. Lukens on psychoeducation projects.

For more information and to register for the event, please click here. 13 contact hours are available for NYS, NJ and CT Licensed Social Workers. Licensed Social Workers for other states, please refer to your state licensing agency and email This event is also open to the public.