Functional Family Therapist
family strengthening resources to youth-at-risk and in need while
emphasizing family focused direction during family meetings
Functional Family Therapy
(FFT) is an outcome-driven prevention/intervention program
for youth who have demonstrated the entire range of maladaptive,
acting out behaviors and related syndromes.
Youth, aged 11-18, at risk for and/or presenting with delinquency,
violence, substance use, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant
Disorder, or Disruptive Behavior Disorder.
FFT requires as few as 8-12 hours of direct service time
for commonly referred youth and their families, and generally
more than 26 hours of direct service time for the most severe
derives from emphasizing factors which enhance protective factors
and reduce risk, including the risk of treatment termination.
In order to accomplish these changes in the most effective
manner, FFT is a phasic program with steps which build upon
These phases consist of: