Multi-Family Psychoeducational Psychotherapy (MF-PEP)
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Multi-Family Psychoeducational Psychotherapy (MF-PEP) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Bipolar Disorder Treatment (Child & Adolescent).
Target Population: Children aged 8-12 with major mood disorders (depressive and bipolar spectrum) and their parents.
For children/adolescents ages: 8 – 12
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 8 – 12
MF-PEP is a manual-based treatment for children aged 8-12 with mood disorders (depressive and bipolar spectrum disorders). MF-PEP is based on a biopsychosocial framework and utilizes cognitive-behavioral and family-systems based interventions. MF-PEP is an 8-session, 90-minutes-per-session treatment that begins and ends with children and parents together; the bulk of each session is run separately for parents and children.
There is also an individual version of Psychoeducational Psychotherapy known as Individual Family - Psychoeducational Psychotherapy (IF-PEP) that is listed in this topic area.
MF-PEP’s goals are to help parents and children learn about, then effectively manage, symptoms of mood disorders via improved communication, problem solving, and emotion regulation. It is the intention of MF-PEP that by giving the parents and child a better understanding of the disorder, family tension will decrease and consumer skills will improve; resulting in reduced symptom severity and improved functioning.
- Name: Mary A. Fristad, PhD, ABPP
- Agency/Affiliation: The Ohio State University
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (614) 293-4572
- Fax: (614) 293-4949
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2012
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: August 2010
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: August 2010