BSFT recognized as a Well-Supported program by the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and In-Home Parent Skill-Based: Title IV-E Clearinghouse: Brief Strategic Family Therapy (hhs.gov)

BSFT listed as an Effective program on the OJJDP Strategic Planning Tool: http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/SPT/Programs/44

BSFT on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Model Programs Guidehttps://crimesolutions.ojp.gov/ratedprograms/245

BSFT recognized by The United Nations Office of Drug Control’s International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders, as an effective approach in reducing drug use: https://www.unodc.org/documents/drug-prevention-and-treatment/UNODC-WHO_International_Standards_Treatment_Drug_Use_Disorders_April_2020.pdf 

BSFT listed on the National Dropout Prevention Center: National dropoputprevention center’s Model Programs Database (dropoutprevention.org)

BSFT referenced in the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse: www.cebc4cw.org/program/brief-strategic-family-therapy/detailed

BSFT success in treating Bullying Boys, A Randomized, Prospective, Controlled Study: https://www.academia.edu/19764717/Influence_of_Family_Therapy_on_Bullying_Behavior_Cortisol_Secretion_Anger_and_Quality_of_Life_in_Bullying_Male_Adolescents_a_Randomized_Prospective_Controlled_Study

BSFT success in treating Bullying Girls is referenced in Karger, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics,Changes after Brief Strategic Family Therapy: A Randomized, Prospective, Controlled Trial with One-Year Follow-Up, 2006

BSFT on the National Institute of Corrections referenced for justice-involved youth: Ch.18 Transition Planning and Reentry | Desktop Guide (nicic.gov)

BSFT 2009 SAMHSA award-winning program description on the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau, Maryland Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)

BSFT success at National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) sites: Brief Strategic Family Therapy : Prevention / Intervention : Our Approach : National Youth Advocate Program (nyap.org)

BRIEF STRATEGIC FAMILY THERAPY WITH CHINESE AMERICANS, The American Journal of Family Therapy: Author proposes “Eight aspects of brief strategic family therapy are proposed as consistent with Chinese American families”

BSFT listed under: Examples of Promising Behavioral Therapies for Patients With Comorbid Conditions-- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):http://www.drugabuse.gov/researchreports/comorbidity/treatment.html

BSFT selected by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as the adolescent treatment to be featured in their Treatment Manual Series https://archives.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2003/06/treating-adolescent-substance-abuse-by-addressing-family-interactions

Pertaining to the new book, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, here are commentaries:

"This book is a must read for every clinician who works with families." - Adrian J. Blow, PhD

" The authors’ pioneering approach was designed to access the strength and underlying love that exists within families who are in pain and struggling with real world problems. In their preface, these authors made a statement that encapsulates this important premise of their approach—'families change because the love that is trapped behind the anger is allowed to flourish'.” - Nancy Boyd-Franklin

We value all the client testimonials we receive, such as these below:

“Hervis has received wide recognition in the field of family therapy for her sensitive and creative approach to working with multi-problem families.... Consistently, Hervis has shown a capacity for understanding key clinical concerns, developing effective treatment modalities and then training others to implement them effectively, under rigorous research scrutiny."- J. Szapocznik., Ph.D., co-developer of BSFT and FET

“BSFT has been extensively evaluated for more than 25 years and has been found to be efficacious in treating adolescent drug abuse, conduct problems, associations with antisocial peers, and impaired family functioning."-NIDA, therapy manual 5

"...treatments such as Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) have been shown to dramatically impact drug use and related problems in young people." National Institute on Drug Abuse

"I wanted to let you know that I saw [client's name withheld] and she said that BSFT is helping her entire family. This girl never says positive things so I am happy to hear this from her.  What a value this program is!" -Probation Officer, Atlanta

"I have such a deep love for this model [BSFT]...how special and effective our therapists find this model!" -A. Deal, Michigan 

"My staff and I find that we cannot say enough praises about this model and Olga's execution of the BSFT program."Bart Rubin, PH.D

"BSFT is a very effective model to use with families to promote systems change. The training program that FTTIM has put in place teaches the model very comprehensively through providing lots of live practice and feedback, as well as written and visual material. It is very helpful in learning how to diagnose family problems and implement effective change strategies within the system." - L. Shipman, Renaissance

"I really love the [BSFT] model and I have seen the change that it can promote in the lives of families.  I feel like my therapy ship finally has a rudder!"- L. Murphy, Easter Seals

"I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to be trained in BSFT. I truly believe I am a better Social Worker for my BSFT skills". -Stephanie W., Mid Erie

"I believe in this model and have observed authentic changes within families. Thank you so much for the opportunity to have learned from the developer of the program [Olga Hervis] which is an amazing privilege". – Carrie F.CMHCM