Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse

A Therapy Manual

About the Course:

This course presents a comprehensive and innovative method that health care professionals can utilize when working with adolescent drug abuse in a family therapy context. Brief Strategic Family Therapy(BSFT) is a solution-focused method designed to achieve results more quickly and effectively than traditional approaches. The method is presented, as well as empirical data supporting its efficacy.

Author

Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D. et al.

About the Author:

From the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about Brief Strategic Family Therapy(BSFT) for the treatment of adolescent drug abuse. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in applying the Brief Strategic Family Therapy(BSFT) model for adolescent drug abuse.

  2. Analyze presented research supporting the efficacy of Brief Strategic Family Therapy.

  3. Describe the training process for BSFT and cite case examples.

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