The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health is devoted to the translation and dissemination of research knowledge specific to families living with parental mental illness. The idea for an e-journal dedicated exclusively to research and innovation specific to parental mental illness was born from a group of international researchers and change agents committed to enhancing the lives of families living with parental mental illness. This group is called Parental and Family Mental Health Worldwide.

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Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2 (2017) The Family Model

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The Family Model
Adrian Falkov


The Family Model provides clinicians and managers with a brief, accessible, and practical approach that supports collaborative ways of working with individuals and their families in which one or more members experience mental illness. It can be used as a tool to foster engagement and facilitate thought about connections between symptoms and relationships, while highlighting a family’s strengths and difficulties.

Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health, Volume 2, Issue 2 (2017)


Kathleen Biebel, PhD
UMass Psychiatry - Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center - USA

Grant Charles, MSW, PhD
University of British Columbia – School of Social Work - Canada

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