What is Psychoeducation ?
Psychoeducation is a discipline linked to social sciences and aims to help people having difficulty adapting to their social environment, whatever it might be. Psychoeducators are able to evaluate issues by working with patients, to then be able to suggest personalized techniques to overcome specific problems.
Psychoeducation first appeared in Quebec in the 1940’s when the need for helping youths with various adaptation problems become obvious.
Clinique GO™’s psychoeducators are all current members of the Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec.
Why consult a psychoeducator ?
Clinique GO™’s psychoeducators can help in many different scenarios an individual, youths or the elderly, their families as well as any person involved in their life.
- To help a child with adaptation problems related to their school or home environment, whether it be related to a learning disability (autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit disorder with (ADHD) or without hyperactivity, developmental delays, functional independence delay, behavioural issues (anger management, aggression, etc.).
- Teaching individuals tools to cope with emotions (anxiety disorders, selective mutism, etc.).
- Provide support for a person in a difficult situation that is affecting them or a member of their family (ex: difficult family relationships, grieving a loss, etc.).
- Facilitate a person’s adaptation process affected by a physical or mental handicap.
- Help in a crisis situation
- Provide support to parents developing their parenting skills and learning how to interact with their children
- Help with organisation and planning
- And much more!
Who can benefit from Clinique GO™’s Psychoeducation services?
Since our psychoeducators can help out in many different scenarios, the sessions are available to :
- Parents of children 10 years old and under: looking for advice to develop their parenting skills or consistency between parents for education or ways of doing things, etc.
- Pre-teens and teenagers: looking for advice to manage anxiety, emotions, sleep or to develop their social skills, organization and planning of schedules and tasks, etc.
- Adults: facing a destabilizing event such as an illness or an accident.
- Elders: who wish to maintain their autonomy.
What does a psychoeducation session entail?
First of all a psychoeducator must evaluate the patient’s psychosocial adaptation. In order to do this they might evaluate their patient by using a series of questions or tests adapted to the patient’s needs. The psychoeducator will then be able to devise an intervention program tailored to the encountered problems, in order to help the patient step by step with their adaptation process. The psychoeducator will then evaluate the results of the intervention program to verify how effective it has been and make any necessary adjustments. A psychoeducator may also use a previous evaluation of a patient and continue their work from there.
A psychoeductor may use many different exercises allowing a patient to identify their emotions and explain their reactions, etc.
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