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Lindstrøm, Maia and Skovbo Rasmussen, Pernille and Kowalski, Krystyna and Filges, Trine and Klint Jørgensen, Anne Marie [Campbell Systematic Reviews] . (2012) Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) for young people in treatment for illicit non-opioid drug use. Protocol. Coventry: The Campbell Collaboration. 64 p. ID NO. SW2011-05

URL: http://campbellcollaboration.org/lib/project/209/

This is a protocol for an ongoing review.

Brief Strategic Family Therapy is a manual-based family-oriented prevention and treatment intervention for young people’s drug use. BSFT is a problem focused family therapy, aiming at creating changes in interactions relevant to the identified problems within families, and in individual family members resisting changes.

This review will specifically explore the family-based intervention Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) (Szapocznik, Hervis & Schwartz, 2003; Robbins & Szapocznik, 2000) as aggregated evidence for BSFT’s effects is needed. The review seeks to clarify the effects of the BSFT program for relevant groups of young people age 11-21. The review focus on young people enrolled in treatment for drug use, independent of how their problem is labeled. Enrolment in treatment means that the severity of the young person’s drug use has caused a significant adult close to the young person (teacher, parent, social services, school counselor, etc.) to require treatment. The intervention (BSFT) is delivered in outpatient treatment settings3 to young people age 11-21 living with their family. The review will focus primarily on non-opioid drugs use.

This review will be one in a series of reviews on manual-based family therapy interventions for young people in treatment for non-opioid drug use, and will consider poly-drug use if relevant.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Protocol
Drug Type:Cannabis, Alcohol or other drugs in general, CNS depressants, Cocaine, CNS stimulants
Intervention Type:Rehabilitation/Recovery, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:Campbell Systematic Reviews
Date:April 2012
Pages:64 p.
Publisher:The Campbell Collaboration
Place of Publication:Coventry
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Individual therapy > Brief intervention
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Family or marital therapy
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support

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