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Amy Weisman de Mamani

, Merranda McLaughlin

, Olivia Altamirano

, Daisy Lopez

, and Salman Shaheen Ahmad

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date: 30 July 2021

This chapter serves as an orientation to this book, a 15-week, family-focused, cognitive-behavioral approach for managing schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The chapter begins with an overview of the book’s purpose, which is to offer a how-to approach for conducting culturally informed therapy for schizophrenia (CIT-S). CIT-S is a treatment that draws upon clients’ own cultural beliefs, practices, and traditions to help people with schizophrenia and their loved ones to better manage the illness and improve the quality of their lives. Next, the suggested credentials for individuals who wish to deliver the intervention are discussed. This is followed by a description of the organization of the book and a brief overview of each of the nine chapters. Finally, a glossary of important terms and phrases that are used throughout the book is provided.

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