Case Conceptualization for First Episode Psychosis Series 2: Session 2: Culturally Informed Therapy for Schizophrenia
The South Southwest MHTTC is pleased to host the Case Conceptualization for First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Series. The purpose of the series to introduce FEP therapists, skills trainers, and team leaders to three different case conceptualization approaches. The series will include both didactic and experiential components. Attendees will also have the opportunity to join additional case conceptualization approaches, such as integrating trauma and culture into conceptualization in future months.
At the conclusion of this series of three presentations, participants will have the theoretical and practical skills to:
- Conceptualize and treat people with schizophrenia and their family members using a systems framework that shifts blame away from any one person in the family system and instead helps the family view themselves as a team with shared mutual goals.
- Draw upon clients’ cultural, religious, and spiritual beliefs, traditions, and practices in helping them cope with symptoms of mental illness and live a healthier, happier life.
- Assist clients by helping them establish communication patterns and problem-solving skills that will allow them to better manage their mental health and advocate for themselves effectively and respectfully, in a manner that aligns with their cultural values.
Series 2: Culturally Informed Therapy for Schizophrenia
Handouts: Case Examples
PowerPoint Slides: Culturally Informed Therapy Slide Deck Session #2
- The Mediating Effect of Family Cohesion in Reducing Patient Symptoms and Family Distress in a Culturally Informed Family Therapy for Schizophrenia: A Parallel-Process Latent Growth Model
- The Effect of a Culturally Informed Therapy on Self-Conscious Emotions and Burden in Caregivers of Patients With Schizophrenia: A Randomized Clinical Trial
- A Randomized Clinical Trial to Test the Efficacy of a Family-Focused, Culturally Informed Therapy for Schizophrenia
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’s Division 12 (Clinical Psychology). In 2021, she received the Trailblazer Award from ABCT’s Psychosis and Schizophrenia Spectrum Special Interest Group.
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