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Home > Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) for young people in treatment for illicit non-opioid drug use. Protocol.

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.


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