The development of a culturally informed, family-focused treatment for schizophrenia

Amy Weisman, Eugenio Duarte, Vamsi Koneru, Stephanie Wasserman

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With the changing demographics in the United States, there is an increasing need for psychotherapy interventions that have been tailored for and empirically evaluated with culturally diverse groups. This article discusses the development and evaluation of a family-focused, culturally informed therapy for schizophrenia (CIT-S) that is currently being pilot tested at the University of Miami, Case examples of CIT-S with participating families are provided, along with a discussion of interesting and challenging cultural issues that we have encountered during the pilot phase of this treatment study

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-186
Number of pages16
JournalFamily Process
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2006


  • Culture
  • Family Therapy
  • Schizophrenic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology


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