Intensive Family Therapy Clinic

As part of the Young Adult and Family Center, the Intensive Family Therapy Clinic (IFT) is designed to serve children, adolescents, young adults, and their families, who are experiencing difficult challenges that may be interfering with school performance, life at home, health and safety, or community functioning. The goal of IFT is to help families feel more connected and competent, and to better balance multiple and overwhelming stressors. IFT uses a short-term approach (3-6 months) to aggressively target symptoms and family issues, with a goal of helping parents/caregivers to regain hope, and support their children in their successful growth into young adulthood. IFT believes in treating the whole family, and not just the “identified patient”. Families are typically seen 1-2 times weekly, and also have the opportunity to participate in a Reflecting Team, in which a team of family experts observes one session, and provides strengthening feedback to both the family and therapist. The IFT clinic is appropriate for families dealing with challenges such as depression, self-mutilation, aggression, eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidality, truancy, and oppositional behavior.

Services

IFT uses a short-term approach (3-6 months) to aggressively target symptoms and family issues, with a goal of helping parents/caregivers to regain hope, and support their children in their successful growth into young adulthood. IFT believes in treating the whole family, and not just the “identified patient”. Families are typically seen 1-2 times weekly, and also have the opportunity to participate in a Reflecting Team, in which a team of family experts observes one session, and provides strengthening feedback to both the family and therapist. The IFT clinic is appropriate for families dealing with challenges such as depression, self-mutilation, aggression, eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidality, truancy, and oppositional behavior.

How to Make an Appointment

If you think your family would benefit from IFT, please contact our intake coordinator, Justine Underhill, LCSW at 476-7222x1 for referral information.
For more information about family therapy, go to http://www.CAMFT.org

Links

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

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