Inventory of family intervention practices during a first episode psychosis (FEP): overview and challenges for the service offer in Quebec.

Poster A55, Monday, October 8, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Essex Ballroom

Morin Marie-Helene, t.s., Ph.D1, Abdel-Baki Amal, M.D., FRCPC, .2, Roy Marc-Andre, MD, MSc, FRCP3, Fradet Helene4; 1University du Quebec a Rimouski (UQAR), 2University de Montreal (UdeM), CHUM, AQPPEP, 3Facultée de médecine, Laval University, CIUSSS-CN, AQPPEP, 4Réseau avant de craquer

In Quebec, young adults and families coping with a first episode psychosis (FEP) can count on proximity services and other services that are more specialized in mental health. These services are mainly offered by family associations belonging to the Réseau avant de Craquer and by some twenty FEP clinics that are part of the Association québécoise des programmes pour premiers épisodes psychotiques (AQPPEP). In 2017-2018, a study was conducted to make an inventory of the family intervention practices in Quebec. The three following objectives were targeted by the study: (1) describe the current service offer to which families have access during the early stages of a psychotic disorder; (2) document the family intervention practices specifically during a FEP; (3) analyze how the current service offer fits with the family care model proposed by Mottaghipour and Bickerton (2005). At the end of the data collection process, 26 family associations and 9 FEP clinics had completed the online questionnaire (N=35). Data analysis helped to map out the family intervention practices and identify the inherent challenges for both types of practice settings surveyed. The discussion elements address what is similar and different in terms of the service offer, as well as the support and need for training of care providers in Quebec. The presentation aims to present the inventory of practices and discuss the challenges of family intervention during a FEP in Quebec.

Topic Area: First Episode Psychosis

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