1. Family Intervention Coordinator. One clinical administrator is designated as overseer of the family psychoeducation program for a substantial portion of his/her job (time depends on size of program). This person’s role should include activities such as setting up FPE services, removing barriers to implementation, overseeing training and supervision, including family members in planning and oversight activities, linking with NAMI.
Agency does not have a designated position
Agency has a designated position who performs 1 of the tasks
Agency has a designated position who performs 2 or 3 of the tasks
Agency has a designated position who performs 4 or 5 of the tasks
Agency has a designated position who performs all tasks
2. Session Frequency for Family Psychoeducation
< 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 2 months
At least twice a month
3. Long-Term FPE
Most families receive at less than 6 months of FPE sessions
Most families receive between 6-7 months of FPE sessions
Most families receive between 7-8 months
Most families receive between 8-9 months of FPE sessions
Excluding dropouts, >90% families receive at least 9 months of FPE sessions
4. Quality of Practitioner-Family Alliance. In individual or group sessions (approximately three sessions), the practitioner engages family members and consumer with warmth, empathy, acceptance and attention to each individual’s needs and desires.
Sources consistently indicate poor practitioner-family alliance (e.g., all members of family and consumer decline services or drop-out)
Sources indicate that practitioner- family- consumer alliance often poor.
Sources indicate alliance is inconsistent or barely adequate, or information is inconsistent
Sources indicate a fairly strong practitioner- family- consumer alliance.
Sources consistently indicate a strong practitioner-family- consumer alliance
5. Detailed Family Reaction. In single- family Joining sessions, the clinician(s) identify and specify the family’s reaction to their relative’s mental illness.
<33% of involved families
33% - 49% of involved families
50% - 64% of involved families
65%-79% of involved families
Documented on standardized checklist for 80% or more of involved families, corroborated by coordinator, supervisor, clinicians, and families.
Family Psychoeducation Toolkit
Family Psychoeducation Fidelity Scale