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®)
Contact Information
1221 Brickell Avenue,
9th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
Toll Free: (888) 527 -3828

FAX: (786) 953-8404



Welcome Team # 3 From the left Top row:

LaNeisha Murphy now training as a BSFT Supervisor (BCS), Candace Trato, Shayna Irvine, our own Silvia Kaminsky, Vanessa Vodel

Bottom row: Nicole Nasierowski and Shanita Theil

Last Updated on:: 02 / 22 / 2017
Home Implementation Standards
Implementation Standards










What does it mean to implement an evidence based model?

There is a misconception about what implementation really means. In the minds of a model developer, implementation means "replication". To the service deliverer, implementation means "adoption". Regardless of the word utilized, the fact of the matter is that implementation must insure that the evidence based program/practice (EBP) can be not only successful, but also sustained over time.


Implementation is not an Event ....it is a Process1, and research indicates this process to take from 3-5 years, sometimes longer.


The Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami™ works with the agencies' staff, with community partners, and with stakeholders to produce and develop a full systematic context that supports efficacy and success from referral to completion of each case. For this purpose, FTTIM consults and coaches the agencies in all matters related to the core components---drivers--- of the organizational implementation plan.


The Implementation Drivers are interactive processes that have the maximum potential for influencing staff behavior and organizational functioning. These drivers, shown below, are also compensatory in nature in that a weakness in one can be overcome by strengths in another:

  • Programmatic Congruency - theoretical understanding of the Model
  • Aligning the "FIT" between BSFT, or FET, and the target client population
    • home or center-based
    • any needed adaptations
    • fit the funding to the program
  • Adequate staffing:
  • Staff Certification Training (see TRAINING tab)
  • Fidelity and Adherence Monitoring/Supervision following certification (see TRAINING tab)
  • Management of the Referral and Intake processes
  • Sustainability Drivers

[1],2 Fixsen, D. L., Naoom, S. F., Blase, K. A., Friedman, R. M. & Wallace, F. (2005). Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, The National Implementation Research Network (FMHI Publication #231).

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1 Parenting Practices Questionnaire for BSFT
2 Programmatic Congruency
3 Aligning the “Fit”
4 Adequate Staffing
5 Staff Certification Training
6 Fidelity and Adherence Monitoring
7 Management of the Referral and Intake Process
8 Sustainability
9 Outcome Measures