Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Training in Brief Strategic Family Therapy

  • Joan A. MuirEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_876

Training in the Brief Strategic Family Therapy® (BSFT®) model is conducted by the BSFT Institute at community agencies across the United States and abroad only in the context of a full service implementation model which includes the BSFT clinical as well as organizational intervention. Both interventions are required for adherence to the model, successful treatment outcomes, and long-term sustainability of the BSFT program.


The implementation of the BSFT model consists of two distinct interventions: a clinical intervention for families and an organizational intervention for community agencies. For the clinical intervention, BSFT therapists receive initial training in three BSFT workshops followed by a booster workshop every year. Weekly clinical supervision occurs for the life of the BSFT program to ensure therapists’ fidelity and to prevent from being drift away from the model. The BSFT organizational intervention begins with an 8-week BSFT site readiness process for...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brief Strategic Family Therapy Institute® (BSFT®)University of Miami Miller School of medicineMiamiUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thorana Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah State UniversitySanta FeUSA