Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) - National Center. NIDA - Publications - Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse. Chapter 6 - Clinical Research Supporting Brief Stategic Family Therapy This chapter describes past research on the effectiveness of BSFT with drug-abusing adolescents with behavioral problems.
BSFT has been found to be effective in reducing adolescents' conduct problems, drug use, and association with antisocial peers and in improving family functioning. In addition, BSFT engagement has been found to increase engagement and retention in therapy. Additional studies testing an ecological version of BSFT with this population are currently underway. As presented in this manual, BSFT's primary emphasis is on identifying and modifying maladaptive patterns of family interaction that are linked to the adolescent's symptoms.
Outpatient Brief Strategic Family Therapy Versus Outpatient Group Counseling The effects of BSFT on conduct disorder, association with antisocial peers, and marijuana use were evaluated in two ways. Conduct Disorder. Association With Antisocial Peers. References. Brief Strategic Family Therapy: Twenty-Five Years of Interplay Among Theory, Research and Practice in Adolescent Behavior Problems and Drug Abuse. National Institute on Drug Abuse - The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction. Strategic Family Therapy. Strategic Family Therapy. Strategic family therapy seeks to address specific problems that can be addressed in a shorter time frame than other therapy modalities.
It is one of the major models of both family and brief psychotherapy. Jay Haley of the The Strategic Family Therapy Center says that it is known as Strategic Therapy because "it is a therapy where the therapist initiates what happens during therapy, designs a specific approach for each person's presenting problem, and where the therapist takes responsibility for directly influencing people. " Inspiration The concept was inspired by the work of Milton Erickson, MD and Don Jackson, MD and has been associated with (but not limited to) the work of Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes (founders of Family Therapy Institute of Washington, DC in 1976), the Brief Therapy Team at the Mental Research Institute (John Weakland, Dick Fisch, and Paul Watzlawick), the Milan School of Family Therapy, and the work of Giorgio Nardone.
Concepts and processes See. Strategic Therapy by mftexam.com for the mft exam. Brief Strategic Family Therapy. BSFT for Adolescents--Adherence Form (ADH), Version 2.15 BSFT for Adolescents--Clinical Supervision Checklist (CSC), Version 2.15 BSFT for Adolescents--Overall Supervision Evaluation Checklist (OSC), Version 2.15 BSFT for Adolescents--Videotape Certification Rating Checklist (VRC), Version 2.15 Robbins, M.
S., Perez, G. Robbins, M. Robbins, M. Robbins, M. Szapocznik, J., & Hervis, O. Szapocznik, J., Hervis, O. University of Miami Center for Family Studies. (2004). University of Miami Center for Family Studies. (2004). Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale) External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination using three criteria: Availability of implementation materials Availability of training and support resources Availability of quality assurance procedures For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Dissemination Strengths Dissemination Weaknesses. CTN Dissemination Library [no.32]: Brief Strategic Family Therapy manual. Rockville, MD : National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2003.
(NIDA Therapy Manuals for Drug Abuse no. 5 ; NIH Publication Number 03-4751) José Szapocznik, PhD (University of Miami, FL Node); Olga Hervis, MSW, LCSW (University of Miami, FL Node); Seth Schwartz (University of Miami, FL Node). Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) is a brief intervention used to treat adolescent drug use that occurs with other problem behaviors. These co-occurring problem behaviors include conduct problems at home and at school, oppositional behavior, delinquency, associating with antisocial peers, aggressive and violent behavior, and risky sexual behavior. BSFT is based on three basic principles: that BSFT is a family systems approach; that the patterns of interaction in the family influence the behavior of each family member; and that interventions should be planned that carefully target and provide practical ways to change those patterns of interaction.
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