Kick’n’on: The Design And Evaluation Of A Group Programme For Young Males With Psychotic Disorders

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Authors: Chris Lloyd, Dan Sullivan & Philip Lee Williams, QLD

Year: 2004

Event: 2004 TheMHS Conference

Subject: Focus on Men, social behaviour

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 0975765302

Abstract: Deficits in social functioning are a defining characteristic of psychotic disorders. In an Integrated Mental Health Service, it became evident that young males with psychotic disorders were not receiving psychosocial interventions specifically targeting social functioning. Rehabilitation practitioners conducted a needs analysis prior to the design and implementation of a group programme for young males, which included a focus group investigation. The Kick’n’On programme addresses basic social behaviours (communications skills, interpersonal functioning, the ability to form and maintain friendships, pre-social activities, and recreation activities) and self esteem. In an evaluation of the programme, no significant change was noted in participants of the programme, however, developing trends towards an increase in ability and skills were noted in the pro-social functioning and overall social functioning scales.

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