Psychoedukacja jako płaszczyzna integracji działań psychologicznych, psychiatrycznych oraz pedagogicznych
Psychoeducation as a platform of integration of psychological, psychiatric and pedagogical activities
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Psychoeducation is being used in many areas of life today. In addition to development stimulation and promotion of health and prevention, it has also been used in the rehabilitation of people with disabilities and in the treatment of patients with chronic diseases as well as with mental disorders.Especially in the case of mental disorders it is necessary to integrate psychological, psychiatric and pedagogical activities. It can be said, that psychoeducation is the platform of practical integration of the aforementioned disciplines. Psychoeducational activities complete the process of treatment and rehabilitation, and in the case of mental disorders are an integral part of therapy. Psychoeducation in the treatment of people with mental disorders is treated as a form of psychological help. It is designed for patients and their families and friends. Its goal is not only to increase the knowledge about the disease and its treatment but also, or more specifically to develop all skills that will successfully deal with the condition of the disease, recognize ones feelings, reduce stress, and improve communication with the doctor,etc. In addition, psychoeducation is a permanent element of holistic rehabilitation of people with disabilities. For example, psychoeducation of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder has the role of supporting the development of executive skills, self-help skills, independence, communication skills and interpersonal skills. Therefore, in summary psychoeducation includes different areas of functioning, that fall within the framework of skills development and knowledge acquisition.
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