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


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:: 11 / 30 / 2015

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 (BSFT®)  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 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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Which Kids Are Best Served by BSFT?
Very commonly organizations question me as to “which kid” is best served by BSFT®. Most recently, a therapist posed it to me this way:    "Is there specific eligibility criteria regarding BSFT to aid in deciding which of our kids is most appropriate?  Also, is the BFST therapist only assigned kids that are in BSFT® [or can they see other kids that are not in the BSFT® treatment]?”
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