• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 17th September, 2009

It's a family affair

Since its successful first trial back in the early 1970s, FFT has been acquiring an impressive reputation for consistently improving the prospects of young people with behavior problems.

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 14th May, 2009

Losing sleep over the "do-loop" in Seattle.

After close encounters in Seattle with Multisystemic Therapy and Functional Family Therapy, our study tourists have begun tussling with the concept of fidelity.It has become routine for developers and practitioners on both sides of the Atlantic to stress the need to deliver programs exactly as they were designed to be delivered.When the goal is to improve children’s health and development there…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 07th September, 2010

Making the world one big functional family

Since its successful first trial back in the early 1970s, Functional Family Therapy (FFT) has been acquiring an impressive reputation for consistently and in a variety of conditions improving the prospects of young people with behavior problems.Originating at the University of Utah where it was devised by a team led by Dr Jim Alexander, it is now being delivered to over 30,000 children a year acro…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Friday 31st July, 2009

Brighton pioneers UK therapeutic alliance

An evidence-based intervention for antisocial teenagers, which offers therapy for the whole family, is coming to the end of the first year of a first UK trial.Negotiations and groundwork training for the the introduction of Functional Family Therapy in the English seaside city of Brighton began in 2007.Headed by Sajid Humayun from the Institute of Psychiatry, London, a randomized controlled trial…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Thursday 04th June, 2009

Time for a new message on family violence?

There are variations on the theme, but most conflict resolution researchers recognize a model that links exposure to family violence in childhood with conduct disorders in adolescence, substance abuse in early adulthood, and violence in later relationships. Outlined by Miriam Ehrensaft at the Society for Prevention Research conference in Washington, last week, these and other links in the chain o…

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