What is it about?

Current evidence strongly supports the implementation of family interventions as a recognised approach to working with families. The aim of this study was to evaluate postgraduate students’ learning experiences and skills development whilst undertaking a Master of Science module in family interventions.

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Why is it important?

Following analysis of students’ responses, the key themes that emerged in relation to family interventions included: prior learning and experiences, changes in practice, skills development, supports in practice, and course strengths and challenges. Participants particularly valued the simulated learning and reflective elements of the module.

Perspectives

The results of the study suggest that more staff should have access to education and training to enable practitioners to work more effectively with families. However, they will need to have support mechanisms in practice to effectively implement family interventions.

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: Impact of a family interventions module on students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, April 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2019.1572252.
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