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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9th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
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Bakersfield Comes Out for BSFT Introductory Overview Workshop
Silvia Kaminsky conducting the workshop in April. As one person summarized "...It was Excellent with Capital E!"
Last Updated on:: 07 / 23 / 2015
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What are the Essential Components of BSFT?

Successful implementation of BSFT® requires:
  • Counselors certified in Brief Strategic Family Therapy who can intervene in families to improve maladaptive patterns of interactions
  • Facilitators who can identify maladaptive interactions in families that are linked to the youths' behavior problems
  • Facilitators 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.