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 directly within their environment. They are then 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.).
- Social integration of a child (school, daycare, early childhood center, 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.
- 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 people of all ages.
Our psychoeducators can help a child with school adaptation problems, adults suffering after an accident or illness, as well as the elderly who wish to develop 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 observe their patient within their problematic environment or 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 tools to help them with their work such as educational materials like books, role playing, different exercises allowing a patient to identify their emotions and explain their reactions, etc.
Contact us for more information.
Clinique GO™ offer in-home Psychoeducation services in Montreal, including Greater Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Monteregie and the North Shore of Montreal.
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