This program is aimed at educating the the client and their family members to accept the client's diagnosis, psychoeducation also has the function of contributing to the de-stigmatization of psychological disturbances and to diminish barriers to treatment.

Through an improved view of the causes and the effects of the illness, psychoeducation frequently broadens the client's view of their illness and this increases understanding.The relapse risk is in this way lowered, patients and family members, who are more well-informed about the disease, feel less helpless.