Consumer Feedback Following Participation A Family Based Intervention For Youth Mental Health

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Consumer Feedback following Participation in a Family-Based Intervention for Youth Mental Health: “This paper uses data from the Deakin Family Options study which was funded by beyondblue: the national depression initiative and the Centre for Mental Health and Well Being, Deakin University. The DFO study was a partnership between Deakin University and Drummond street services”. (Lewis, Melanie, Bertino, Robertson, Knight and Toumbourou, 2012). The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the three treatments in place: 1. Family-based treatment program (BEST-Plus) 2. A cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) individual treatment program for the youth 3. Receiving both interventions (Lewis, Melanie, Bertino, Robertson, Knight and Toumbourou, 2012). The research was conducted using family and individuals from a regular community settings which supported the effectiveness of the research (Lewis, Melanie, Bertino, Robertson, Knight and Toumbourou, 2012).. The individuals dealing with mental health illness first received a four week therapy individually followed by four weeks therapy with their family members using the three treatment plans. Professional psychotherapist, were trained and used for this research. Ten very specific survey questions were asked at the end of the eight week therapy sessions and descriptive data was collected and interviews were transcribed in verbatim for analysis (Lewis, Melanie, Bertino, Robertson, Knight and Toumbourou, 2012).. The

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