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


At FTTIM we are very excited to be working with you



Last Updated on:: 08 / 20 / 2014

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Brief Strategic Family Therapy Training (BSFT)

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT®) and Family Effectiveness Training (FET) are the cornerstone training programs offered by the Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami. FTTIM takes great pride in providing certification training in these award-winning evidence based practices co-developed by our 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.  Don't forget to review the Funding Links at right >


"I believe in this model and have observed authentic changes within families. Thank you so much for the opportunity to have learned from the developer of the program [Olga Hervis]...which is an amazing priviledge". - Carrie, Michigan, 2013


Dscounts on new certifications in Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT®)

For a limited time up to 2 therapists can present to the BSFT Certification Panel at no charge upon completing their training.


CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS -BSFT Succeeds in Integration of Treatment

"Integrated treatment produces better outcomes for individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Without integrated treatment, one or both disorders may not be addressed properly." System integration "refers to the process of merging separate clinical services to meet the individual's substance abuse, mental health, and other needs." -SAMHSA. NIDA document states that "several strategies have shown promise for treating specific comorbid consitions". They include BSFT.

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