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 / 21 / 2016
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Who We Are

The Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) Training Program is authored by the founder of the Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami (FTTIM), Olga E. Hervis, MSW, LCSW.  Hervis founded the Institute in 2003, and remains the only BSFT co-developer actively teaching the BSFT certification program.  Our faculty provides training leading to certification in Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT®).

Ms. Hervis is the co-author and co-developer of the BSFT model. She also developed and directed the BSFT Training Program for over 30 years until she founded the FTTIM. She has been teaching, supervising and consulting on the model since its inception over 30 years ago.

Training is available in the U.S. and abroad in Spanish and English. We have the largest and most experienced staff of Master Trainers delivering BSFT. Our training is tailored to the needs of the care-giving organizations, including to “consortium” of agencies that choose to participate in joint training. Our training also addresses the special clinical needs of immigrant and minority families in our communities.

At FTTIM we are passionate about the quality of training, monitoring, and on-going support we provide to the agencies and organizations we serve. For other services and programs offered by FTTIM, please refer to the “Other Programs & Services” tab.