Case Conceptualization for First Episode Psychosis Series 2: Session 1: 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.

Learning Objectives

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

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


Handouts:  Case Examples

PowerPoint Slides:  Culturally Informed Therapy Slide Deck


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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Starts: Jan 12, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: Mar 9, 2023 11:00 am
Registration Deadline
March 9, 2023
Event Type
Virtual TA Session
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