Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami
Helping at-risk children and
adolescents and their families
through the model evidence based programs
Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)
Family Effectiveness Training (FET)
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1221 Brickell Avenue,
9th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
Toll Free: (888) 527 -3828

FAX: (786) 953-8404


Deb is the Supervisor and BSFT coordinator at the Community Mental Health for Central Michigan organization.  Read more under the Faculty and Staff link



Last Updated on:: 09 / 06 / 2015

Brief Strategic Family Therapy Training
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Brief Strategic Family Therapy Training (BSFT)

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT®)  is the cornerstone training program offered by the Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami. 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. To that end we hope you will find our website informative and user-friendly.  

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"I really love the model and I have seen the change that it can promote in the lives of families.  I feel like my therapy ship finally has a rudder!" -L. Murphy, Easter Seals 2014

"I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to be trained in BSFT. I truly believe I am a better Social Worker for my BSFT skills" -Stefanie W., Mid Erie 2015

"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" -D. M., Michigan

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Can BSFT Help That Family?
  I am often asked the question regarding what constitutes an appropriate family for BSFT® and always find myself replying in the negative, as most any family with a child or adolescent identified patient (IP) with either internalizing or externalizing symptoms is indeed very appropriate and will respond favorably to the BSFT® intervention.   So, it is easier to discuss who is NOT appropriate:  actively psychotic, homicidal or suicidal IP’s (or oth
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