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The Effects of Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) on Parent Substance Use and the Association Between Parent and Adolescent Substance Use

About the Course:

This course examines the effects of Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) vs Treatment As Usual (TAU) on parent substance use and adolescent substance use. The authors used effectiveness research to determine the root cause of BSFT outcomes. They measured parent substance use, adolescent substance use, family functioning, and adolescent psychiatric co-morbidity. They tested the following hypotheses: Hypothesis 1: BSFT would be more effective than TAU in reducing parental substance use, Hypothesis 2: Treatment effect on substance use would be likely mediated by improvements in family functioning, Hypothesis 3: Adolescents whose parents used substances were more likely to use drugs, and might be more difficult to treat, and Hypothesis 4: Reductions in parent substance use would be associated with reductions in adolescent substance use.

This course is based on the reading-based online, The Effects of Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) on Parent Substance Use and the Association Between Parent and Adolescent Substance Use created by Viviana E. Horigian, M.D, Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D, and Ahnalee Brincks, Ph.D in 2015.

Publication Date:

Mar 2015

Course Material Authors

Viviana E. Horigian, M.D

Dr. Horigian is an Associate Professor of the Department of Public Health Sciences University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She has more than 17 years of experience in the implementation of multi-site randomized clinical trials in real world settings with the final goal of improving clinical practice. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D

Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Feaster has over 25 years of experience in the design, implementation, and analysis of large longitudinal studies, including clinical trials of HIV-positive and drug-abusing populations, as well as both individual and family-focused preventive and treatment interventions. His work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Ahnalee Brincks, Ph.D

Dr. Brincks studied advanced statistical methods across the disciplines of Education (specializing in measurement and hierarchical linear models), Psychology (where structural equation modeling reigns), and Epidemiology (home to categorical outcomes and longitudinal models). She has spent the past decade working with NIH-funded trials focusing on the prevention of important outcomes including adolescent depression, HIV infection, and substance use and has had her work published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the need to treat family systems problems in order to treat adolescent substance use.

  2. Identify the relationship between parent substance use, parent alcohol use adolescent use, family dysfunction, and adolescent co-occurring disorders.

  3. Summarize the efficacy of BSFT in adolescent substance use with parents who use,

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Course Material

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Course Number 102911
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