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Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)
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FTTIM WELCOMES ITS NEWEST BSFT TRAINER, DEB MILLER

Deb is the Supervisor and BSFT coordinator at the Community Mental Health for Central Michigan organization.  Read more under the Faculty and Staff link


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Last Updated on:: 02 / 09 / 2016
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.