Presented Abstracts from the Twenty-Fifth Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (Nashville, Tennessee, November 2006)
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Abstracts have been arranged by the Abstract Committee into the following categories:
Counseling and Psychoscial Issues
Prenatal and Perinatal
I. AWARD PAPERS
The Beth Fine Kaplan Student Abstract Award
The Importance of Genetic Counseling for Individuals with Schizophrenia and Their Relatives: Potential Clients’ Perceptions and Experiences
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...