Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami
Training therapists to help 
at-risk children and their families
through the model evidence based program
Brief Strategic Family Therapy®(BSFT®)
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1221 Brickell Avenue,
9th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
Toll Free: (888) 527 -3828

FAX: (786) 953-8404


Keeping BSFT strong in Southwest Michigan for years. Awesome!

Lacey Merchant, Fay Featherly, Angela Deal (BSFT Supervisor),

Michelle Ousler, Tony Palomba, Olga Hervis

Last Updated on:: 08 / 28 / 2016

Brief Strategic Family Therapy Training
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The Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami (FTTIM)

Training therapists in the award winning model

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT®

Brief Strategic Family Therapy®   is the cornerstone training program offered by the Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami (FTTIM). FTTIM takes great pride in providing certification training in this award-winning evidence based practice co-developed by our Executive Director, Olga Hervis. Our goal is to maximize the effectiveness of treatment of troubled children and adolescents by all relevant community, social service, and mental health care givers.   


"I wanted to let you know that I saw [client's name withheld] yesterday and she said that BSFT is helping her entire family.....this girl never says positive things so I am happy to hear this from her.  Just wanted you to know what a value this program is!" -Probation Officer, Atlanta, 2015

"I have such a deep love for this model [BSFT] special and effective our therapists find this model!" -Angela D., Southwest Michigan, 2016

"Olga, I am filled with gratitude…for all your guidance and teaching.  And thank you for the energy you gave my teams...I have received calls and emails about how refreshed [the clinicians] felt after the Booster workshop. You really leave an impact, and I am very grateful for all you give" -Deb M., Michigan

Featured Article
Could There Be an “Inappropriate” Client for BSFT®?
Recently we published an article titled "Which Kids Are Best Served By BSFT?".  As questions sometimes still arise based on that same general them of who fits the BSFT mold and who doesn\'t, we are expanding the discussion to add more clarity to who just might be inappropriate after all. Inappropriate clients would be those who are, in general clinical terms, deemed inappropriate for outpatient therapy, that is: a) actively psychotic who need to be stabilized before therapy can start, b) homicidal or suicidal clients, c) clients who are presently
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