Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Service Definition

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a multi-systemic intervention that consists of 12 to 20 family sessions over the course of three to eight months. FFT can be conducted in clinic settings as an outpatient therapy as well as a home-based model. FFT interventions occur in three primary phases (engagement/motivation, behavior change, and generalization), each with measurable process goals and family skills that are the targets of intervention. Each phase has specific goals and clinician skills associated with it.

Population Served

FFT enrolls youth between the ages of 11-18 who have serious behavior problems such as conduct disorder, violence acting-out, and substance abuse.