Journal of Genetic Counseling

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 1–27 | Cite as

Presented Abstracts from the Twenty-Fifth Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (Nashville, Tennessee, November 2006)

  • Stephanie BrewsterEmail author
  • Sara Cooper
Professional Issues

Abstracts have been arranged by the Abstract Committee into the following categories:

  1. I.

    Award Papers

  2. II.


  3. III.


  4. IV.

    Counseling and Psychoscial Issues

  5. V.


  6. VI.

    Genetic Testing

  7. VII.


  8. VIII.

    Prenatal and Perinatal

  9. IX.

    Professional Issues



The Beth Fine Kaplan Student Abstract Award

The Importance of Genetic Counseling for Individuals with Schizophrenia and Their Relatives: Potential Clients’ Perceptions and Experiences

V. Lyus

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York

Introduction: Several studies have indicated the importance of genetic counseling for individuals with psychiatric conditions in their families.

However, little is known about these individuals’ awareness and/or experiences of genetic counseling. This study was designed to assess the awareness and perceptions of genetic counseling amongst individuals affected by schizophrenia and their relatives. It was hypothesized that the awareness of genetic counseling...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Children’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.The Wesleyan School in NorcorssNorcrossUSA
  3. 3.Children’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA

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