Recognition & Awards

Recognition for Brief Strategic Family Therapy®

The following table summarizes the leading recognition for the BSFT® Program.

Organization Mode of Recognition Comments (from websites)
SAMHSA / NREPP The BSFT® Program is reviewed by NREPP (April, 2008) as a SAMHSA Model Program NREPP (National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices) is an online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
NIDA The BSFT® Program is published in NIDA’s Treatment Manual Series. View manual. NIDA’s (National Institute on Drug Abuse) fifth treatment manual in a series describes Brief Strategic Family Therapy® (BSFT®), a short-term intervention strategy for treating adolescent drug abusers.
SAMHSA / CSAP The BSFT® Program is reviewed as a Model Program and an indicated intervention (1999 research award) SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) CSAP (Center for Substance Abuse Prevention) works with States and communities to develop comprehensive prevention systems that create healthy communities in which people enjoy a quality life.
Society for Prevention Research 2000 Presidential Award The Presidential Award is given to José Szapocznik, Ph.D., Developer of the BSFT® Program for his major specific contribution to prevention science research. This award is intended to be a “lifetime achievement” award for a significant body of research or theory in any area related to prevention that has had a major impact on the field.
State of Florida Department of Children and Families 2006 Best Practice The BSFT® Program, the intervention model developed by Dr. Jose Szapocznik and colleagues at the University of Miami, was recognized as a “2006 Best Practice” by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.
U.S. Office of Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Endorsed as Model Program The BSFT® Program was endorsed as an OJJDP Model Program, with an Effective Rating.