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.