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



Keeping BSFT strong in Southwest Michigan for years. Awesome!

Lacey Merchant, Fay Featherly, Angela Deal (BSFT Supervisor),

Michelle Ousler, Tony Palomba, Olga Hervis

Last Updated on:: 10 / 24 / 2016
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BSFT® benefits children and adolescents, ages 6 to 18 already showing conduct and emotional problems such as delinquency and early drug use, as well as maladaptive family functioning such as ineffective behavior management.

BSFT works on the principle that parental leadership, adequate parental involvement, mutual support among parenting figures, family communication, problem solving, clear rules and consequences, nurturance, and shared responsibility for the problems the family confronts are critical for healthy child and adolescent development. BSFT seeks to remedy and bolster family functioning in all of these areas.