ERIC Number: EJ851839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Love, Loss, and Learning: The Experiences of Fathers Who Have Children Diagnosed with Schizophrenia
Wiens, Sandra E.; Daniluk, Judith C.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n3 p339-348 Sum 2009
The purpose of the present study was to give voice to fathers of young adult children diagnosed with schizophrenia within the past 10 years. A qualitative, phenomenological method was used to explore and describe the fathering experiences of the 6 volunteer participants. The findings suggest that mental health professionals should recognize the needs and important role of fathers in the lives of their children who have schizophrenia. Suggestions are provided for counselors working with this population.
Descriptors: Schizophrenia, Mental Health Workers, Young Adults, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Counselors, Guidelines, Parent Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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