Initiating communication about parental mental illness in families: an issue of confidence and security
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, ISSN 0020-7640, E-ISSN 1741-2854, Vol. 58, no 3, 258-265 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
BACKGROUND: Beardslee's family intervention (FI) is a family-based intervention to prevent psychiatric problems for children of mentally ill parents. The parents' experiences are of importance in family-based interventions.
METHOD: Twenty five parents were interviewed about their experiences of FI. Data were analysed by qualitative methods.
DISCUSSION: Confidence and security in the professionals and in FI as a method were prerequisites for initiating communication about the parents' mental illness with the children.
CONCLUSIONS: FI provides a solid base for an alliance with the parents and might be a practicable method when parenthood and children are discussed with psychiatric patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2012. Vol. 58, no 3, 258-265 p.
Beardslee’s family intervention, parental mental illness, qualitative analysis, therapeutic alliance
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41656DOI: 10.1177/0020764010392088ISI: 000302632600004PubMedID: 21421639OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-41656DiVA: diva2:407466
Published online before print March 18, 2011.2011-03-302011-03-302012-05-14Bibliographically approved