Bridging the research-practice gap in adolescent substance abuse treatment: The case of brief strategic family therapy

Michael S. Robbins, Ken Bachrach, José Szapocznik

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Abstract

This article presents an empirically validated intervention, Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), for the treatment of adolescent drug abusers. The BSFT intervention steps and program format are presented. Challenges to implementation in community treatment settings are discussed to identify factors that may facilitate or block the integration of BSFT into community practice settings. In particular, this discussion explores how 3 critical aspects of community treatment programs - program philosophy, program structure, and cost/funding - influence the blending of BSFT into community treatment practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-132
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Family therapy
  • Research-practice
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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