Brief strategic family therapy: Ein empirisch überprüfter ansatz zur reduktion von verhaltensproblemen jugendlicher

Translated title of the contribution: Brief strategic family therapy: An empirically- validated intervention for reducing adolescent behavior problems

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Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) is an empirically-supported treatment for children and adolescents with behavior problems and substance use problems. For three decades, the efficacy and effectiveness of BSFT has been established through the results of rigorous clinical trials studies conducted at the University of Miami's Center for Family Studies. BSFT is based on family systems approaches, most notably the work of Salvador Minuchin and Jay Haley, but has been refined to meet the pressing needs of youth with behavior problems. BSFT theory and interventions cover four broad domains: joining with family members and the family system, assessing problematic family interactions, creating a motivational context for change, and restructuring family interactions.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)381-400
Number of pages20
JournalPraxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 9 2008



  • Adolescents
  • Behavior problems
  • Children
  • Family therapy
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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