Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)

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Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) is a family therapy intervention mainly for children and adolescents between the ages of 6 to 18 years. The therapy is meant for children who exhibit behavioral problems but not limited to substance abuse, bullying, truancy, and other youth high-risk factors. The fundamental assumption of this theory is that the essentials for adaptive family interactions can play a central role in protecting children from negative influences. And that many maladaptive family interactions do play a role and can contribute to the evolution of behavior problems in young children and adolescents. BSFT approach was influenced by Jay Haley and Madanes. Jay Haley was also known to be a pioneer in family therapy. Before brief

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