ERIC Number: ED435157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Psychoeducation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. From the Third CCBD Mini-Library Series, What Works for Children and Youth with E/BD: Linking Yesterday and Today with Tomorrow.
Wood, Mary M.; Brendtro, Larry K.; Fecser, Frank A.; Nichols, Polly
This monograph provides an introduction to psychoeducational theory in the education of students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (E/BD). An introduction reviews the history of the psychoeducational approach and stresses the need to put this theory, as well as others, into practice. Chapter 1 compares and integrates six psychoeducational perspectives: psychodynamic, behavioral, sociological, ecological, developmental, and cognitive-affective. Chapter 2 reviews several program models that implement psychoeducational theory, including developmental therapy teaching programs, the positive education program, life space crisis intervention, strength-based reclaiming strategies, and the clear thinking curriculum. The final chapter looks ahead to psychoeducation in the next century and urges the following fundamental standards for a new psychoeducation, including: expanded scope, unified theory, established missions, identified assets, audits of past experience, enhanced interventions, skilled adults, and examined outcomes. (Contains 63 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Therapy, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Psychoeducational Methods, Special Education, Standards, Teaching Models, Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
Note: For other monographs in this series, see EC 307 486-492.