A unique resource to the field,
Family Intervention for Severe Mental Illness provides practical clinical guidelines for implementing a core set of four family intervention services for severe mental illness: short-term education, family consultation, single family behavioral family therapy, and multiple family groups. The authors provide a model for implementing family intervention services in routine mental health treatment settings and address organizational issues related to leadership, staffing, monitoring of treatment quality and outcomes, and reimbursement of services. They also provides valuable resources for agencies implementing family intervention that can be used across the different intervention programs. The appendix is a rich supplement that includes a comprehensive set of educational handouts for family members about different psychiatric disorders in their treatment.