About Us : Who We Are

Joan Muir, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Brief Strategic Family Therapy® Institute

Dr. Joan Muir received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fordham University in New York City. She completed her internship at Yale University in 1993 and a post-doctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Columbia University in 1995. Dr. Muir served on staff at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and subsequently joined University of Miami in 1997 as a Research Assistant Professor. In 2007, she was appointed Associate Director of the Brief Strategic Family Therapy® (BSFT®) Institute. In 2013, she was appointed Executive Director. Dr. Muir has expanded the dissemination of the BSFT model in the United States and Europe, where the intervention has been used to prevent placement of youth in juvenile justice and child welfare systems. In addition, Dr. Muir has developed an implementation model built on the clinical intervention, to effectively engage community organizations to implement the BSFT model.