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



Welcome Team # 3 From the left Top row:

LaNeisha Murphy now training as a BSFT Supervisor (BCS), Candace Trato, Shayna Irvine, our own Silvia Kaminsky, Vanessa Vodel

Bottom row: Nicole Nasierowski and Shanita Theil

Last Updated on:: 02 / 22 / 2017
Home Brief Strategic Family Therapy™ Essential Components of BSFT
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What are the Essential Components of BSFT?

Successful implementation of BSFT® requires:
  • Therapists certified in Brief Strategic Family Therapy who can intervene in families to improve maladaptive patterns of interactions
  • Therapists who can identify maladaptive interactions in families that are linked to the youths' behavior problems
  • Therapists who can encourage family members to support and rely on each other, rather than on the facilitator her/himself
  • Identification, recruitment and engagement of families at risk
  • Regularly scheduled family sessions
  • Flexibility in adapting the intervention to address cultural and family issues specific to each family

Qualifications for Practitioners:

The ideal candidate has a Master's degree in mental health, social work, or marriage and family therapy. However, individuals with a Master's degree in a related field, or a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of clinical experience may be qualified.  At minimum, individuals must have ease in working with all members of the family, and have basic knowledge of how family systems operate.