Revista Ciencias de la Salud
Print version ISSN 1692-7273
CAYCEDO B, Martha and JIMENEZ S, Karim Offìr. Psychological intervention in an only multifamily session at an Acute Care Unit of a psychiatric clinic. Rev. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2009, vol.7, n.3, pp. 29-40. ISSN 1692-7273.
This article provides an overview of the psychological intervention in a Unit Care of Mental Health. The objectives and therapeutic actions to follow are defined through the participation of an interdisciplinary team and networking; it includes support groups and, especially, the families of patients that suffer a severe mental disorder. The materials and resources used were weekly sessions of one hour and forty minutes, for two years of monitoring (2005-2007). The study population consists of families of patients with different pathologies, which are in the Intensive Care Unit. In terms of design, it is made a qualitative analysis of 100 field day formats, and fills a matrix of content analysis. It is reviewed the objectives, the approach Multi-Focus, methodology, used techniques, the procedures developed and the feedback given at each session. The findings from this study show that mental disorders are related to the environment in which the patient is developed and complex social process. They also suggest a greater need for psychiatric patient care and its networks, timely and relevantly. By the other hand, it shows the importance of increasing efforts to make available in the field of mental health brief strategic interventions in interdisciplinary teams, it is appropriate a psycho educational and therapeutic approach in which the actions are coordinated at different levels.
Keywords : crisis intervention; social networking; interdisciplinary team; professional-family relations.