What is Psychoeducation?
Psychoeducation is a therapeutic intervention based on evidence; it provides support and information to allow a better understanding of any given illness. It consists of two processes; biological and cognitive. The biological process includes an individual’s unique biological make-up, influencing the development and subsequent behaviour. The cognitive process considers changes to an individual’s thinking throughout development.
Psychoeducation teaches problem-solving, alongside communication skills; all in a supportive and empathetic environment. Research has shown that a short-term psychoeducational programme can be as beneficial as a long-term programme, Bauml et al. showed that a brief eight-session psychoeducation program might also have long-term effects like long-term programme.