Course duration: 5 days (usually consecutive, but can be flexible on request)
This course will provide a solid grounding in the information and skills necessary for working with families who are in contact with Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services. It introduces all elements of the Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) model of family work, while paying specific attention to the models application within the context of EIP. There are some didactic elements, but the course is mainly a skills-based experiential learning course where participants have the opportunity to practice skills and get feedback. As with all the training provided through the Meriden Family Programme, skills-based practice is carried out in small groups with a 1:5 tutor to participant ratio throughout the course.
All participants are provided with a Family Work training manual as well as additional hand-outs and written resources.