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Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

  1. New Mexico Evidence Based Practices
  2. Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

What is Functional Family Therapy (FFT)?

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an evidence-based intensive, short-term, family-based treatment for youth exhibiting problematic behaviors and at-risk for justice system involvement or out of home placement. Services take place in both home and clinic settings and consist of 12 to 20 family sessions over the course of three to eight months. FFT interventions address family and youth risk factors to reduce problematic behavior in phases: engagement & motivation, behavior change, and generalization.

Population Served

FFT is for youth, and their families, between the ages of 11-18 who have serious behavior problems such as delinquency, conduct disorder, disruptive behavior, violence, acting-out, and substance use. 

For more information:

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FFT Interest Form

If you have received some training in FFT but do not currently meet the FFT qualification standards, or if you are interested in starting an FFT Team at your agency, please complete the FFT Interest Form. The information you provide will be used to guide NMSU Center of Innovation’s future trainings to support providers in achieving the FFT qualifications required for the FFT specific rate.

Provider Approval Training

This approval application is only for providers that are already trained and licensed by FFT Partners to practice FFT.
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EBP Provider Suggestion Form

Are you able to recommend specific provider agencies interested in or practicing FFT or other Evidence-Based Practices or would like to share other outreach opportunities EBP providers can be recruited from? If so, complete the EBP Provider Suggestion Form