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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For the successful implementation and sustainability of BSFT or FET, Masters-level clinicians, or Bachelor-level clinicians with 5+ years of experience, are suggested. The key component is that the clinicians’ role be enhanced by a strong clinical team and significant administrative support.

While the clinicians need to have cultural competencies akin to the target population, much customization is considered by FTTIM when recommending caseloads, team size and roles. One mold does not fit all. Many variables affect recommendations: home-based or center-based training, high-risk or low-risk clients, nature of the case loads, other therapeutic duties, etc.