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

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Last Updated on:: 09 / 18 / 2014

Brief Strategic Family Therapy Training
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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.



Please note, the Registration Form has been updated with a new address for the event

Due to popular demand, the Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami is pleased to announce that a 2-day BSFT Overview Workshop will be held November 6-7, 2014 at the HealthCore Resource Inc. facility in Raleigh.  Seating is limited, so please complete this Registration Form, or please contact our Administrator at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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