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.