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

BSFT Certified Supervisor Pens Informative Book

Your child doesn't have ADHD...he has a serious case of sleep apnea!

Last Updated on:: 10 / 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 >


"We are extremely pleased with the model and support received by the Institute. BSFT has added a much needed therapy component to our traditional case management, allowing a deeper level of support for families and youth involved in the juvenile justice system". - M. Clark, New York, 2014


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.



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 in Raleigh, North Carolina in cooperation with HealthCore Resource Inc. Seating is limited, so please complete this Registration Form, or contact our Administrator at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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"My Tired Brain", by Angela Deal
Angela Deal is a BSFT Certified Supervisor (BCS) at our BSFT implementation at Summit Pointe.  This very busy and excellent family therapist had struggled with the disruptive behavior her youngest son exhibited, leading some to believe he suffered from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Recently, though, his condition was identified as sleep apnea, which is a serious sleep-related breathing disorder affecting 2-3% of children, according to the National Sleep Foundation.  With creative illustrations supporting her informative story line, Angela\'s book takes the reader in
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