Case Conceptualization for First Episode Psychosis

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The purpose of the Case Conceptualization for First Episode Psychosis (FEP) series is to introduce FEP therapists, skills trainers, and team leaders to three different case conceptualization approaches. The 9-session series will feature three different modalities for case conceptualization. Attendees will learn how case conceptualization can inform team-based, recovery-oriented care and the foundations of three different approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-P), Culturally Informed Therapy for Schizophrenia, and Compassion-Focused Therapy for Psychosis. The series will include both didactic and experiential components. **CEUs Available**

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Series Dates

10:00-11:00AM CST

Series 1: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis

Facilitated by Dr. Samantha Reznik


Series 2: Culturally Informed Therapy for Schizophrenia

Facilitated by Dr. Amy Weisman de Mamani

  • Session 1: Jan 12, 2023
  • Session 2: Feb 9, 2023
  • Session 3: March 9, 2023


Series 3: Compassion Focused Therapy

Facilitated by Dr. Charlie Heriot-Maitland

  • Session 1: Apr 17, 2023
  • Session 2: May 15, 2023
  • Session 3: Jun 12, 2023



Series 1: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis
Dr. Samantha Reznik
Samantha Reznik, PhD

Samantha Reznik is the current research postdoctoral fellow with the Advancing the Early Psychosis Intervention Network in Texas (EPINET-TX) project at the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (TIEMH), University of Texas at Austin. She has specialized in providing recovery-oriented services to individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) and other underserved populations. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. She trained in Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-P) at the Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICenter) in Tucson, Arizona. She completed an advanced clinical fellowship in rehabilitation and recovery for SMI at VA San Diego Healthcare System/University of California San Diego (VASDHS/UCSD), where she expanded her training in CBT-P and learned how to integrate Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). She also completed a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded clinical internship at University of Kansas Medical Center to specialize in working with underserved populations. 

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Positionality Statement  

I have been passionate about CBT-P since I saw how it can be used to effectively partner with young people in service of recovery. One important area of non-expertise in my use of CBT-P is that I do not have lived experience of psychosis or participating in CBT-P. Having a positionality as only provider rather than receiver of services, I am mindful that lived experiences may or may not align with the evidence base of CBT-P. I work to honor each individual’s lived experience of participating in CBT-P by sharing and collaboratively building any case conceptualizations and partnering in setting goals and techniques. I apply CBT-P flexibly and use CBT-P case conceptualization to guide therapy, which often incorporates strategies from other modalities.

Series 2: Culturally Informed Therapy for Schizophrenia
Amy Weisman de Mamani
Amy Weisman de Mamani, PhD

Amy Weisman de Mamaniis a Professor at the University of Miami and a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her doctorate at The University of Southern California and completed her clinical internship at UCLA. Her research is focused on family and cultural factors that influence the course and outcome of serious mental illness. She has published approximately 100 manuscripts in areas related to culture and mental illness. In 2021, she published a treatment manual on her Culturally Informed Therapy for Schizophrenia, in the Treatments that Work Series by Oxford University Press. Her research has been funded by NIMH, The John Templeton foundation, APA, and other agencies. In 2018, she was the recipient of theStanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology by APA’sDivision 12 (Clinical Psychology). In 2021, she received the Trailblazer Award from ABCT’s Psychosis and Schizophrenia Spectrum Special Interest Group.


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Series 3: Compassion Focused Therapy
Dr. Charlie Heriot-Maitland

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