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BSFT listed as an Effective program on the OJJDP Strategic Planning Tool:

BSFT a Model program on SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence Based Programs

BSFT listed on the National Dropout Prevention Center:

BSFT referenced in the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse:

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 2009 SAMHSA award-winning program description on the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau, Maryland

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)

BSFT description on Healthy Communities Institute and Affiliates, Marin County,

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):

BSFT selected by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as the adolescent treatment to be featured in their Treatment Manual Series

BSFT listed on "Miami Matters", an initiative of the Health Council of South Florida :

The BSFT Manual as it appears on NIDA

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, 2015

"I have such a deep love for this model [BSFT] special and effective our therapists find this model!" -Angela D., Southwest Michigan, 2016

"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, 2014

"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

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