OPTIONAL. The story of the development and initial intent of the Core Program, which began as a prevention of rehospitalization program for patients with Major Depression. A consideration of why depression recurs, and the emphasis on low-cost solutions for funders.
OPTIONAL. A discussion of the role of psychoeducation in mental health treatment. The therapist as "Hell's Tour Guide." The roles of information-giving and skills training. Benefits of psychoeducation in enhancing client self-efficacy.