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Fall 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Talk begins at 3:30, reception to follow

Room: Beach Theatre, University Student Union

Functional Family Therapy: a Multi-Culturally Sensitive and Evidence- Based Therapy with High Risk Youth

Presenter: James F. Alexander, Ph.D., Distinguished CSULB Psychology Alumnus, Psychology, University of Utah

Despite numerous reviews and reports (U. S. Surgeon General’s, Centers for Disease Control, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention), most high risk youth still receive cost-ineffective interventions with poor outcomes. This presentation will discuss the movement towards providing more effective intervention, and identify the major elements of one of the few nationally and internationally recognized evidence based approaches to treating these youth. The major phases, principles, and treatment issues with this approach (Functional Family Therapy: FFT) will be presented with short video segments.