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The FIRST manuals are intended to be used in concert with the comprehensive training, consultation and technical assistance services provided by the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University. FIRST manuals have been adapted and produced by the BeST Center. FIRST Family Psychoeducation handouts have been translated into Spanish and are included at the end of this manual. It is important that these handouts be used and distributed only by a clinician trained in FIRST who is comfortable conducting family sessions in Spanish. Please donot reproduce without permission.
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