2018 Conference
April 30 – May 2, 2018
The Westin Westminster
Denver, CO

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

April 11

FFT Pre-Conference

Speakers: Doug Kopp, Mike Robbins and FFT National Trainers
Functional Family Therapy is a short-term, high quality intervention program currently serving over 50,000 families per year in 350+ organizations in 9 countries. Created by Dr. James F. Alexander in the 1970s, the FFT model has received international recognition for its outcomes in helping troubled youth (11-18) and their families to overcome delinquency, substance abuse, and violence. It is built on a foundation of respect of individuals, families and cultures, and includes powerful treatment strategies that pave the way for motivating individuals and families to become more adaptive and successful in their own lives. In doing so, FFT helps to save families while at the same time preventing crime and victimization in communities.

This informative pre-conference highlights advances and challenges in the dissemination, scientific understanding and clinical practices of Functional Family Therapy. While designed for currently certified FFT sites, case-by-case exceptions for those interested in adopting FFT are possible by contacting Holly DeMaranville at holly@fftllc.com. Morning sessions are devoted to trends in sustainability, organizational support, the updated FFT data system, and new scientific understandings of the clinical impact and dissemination of FFT. The afternoon will focus on advanced workshops in the clinical application, training and supervision of the FFT model.


Session 1:8:30 – 10 a.m.Dissemination for Sustainability
BREAK10 – 10:15 a.m.
Session 2:10:15 – 11:45 a.m.New Advances in FFT Science
LUNCH12 – 1 p.m.
Session 3:1:15 – 3 p.m.Advanced Workshop on Clinical, Training and FFT Supervision
BREAK3 – 3:15 p.m.
Session 4:3:15 – 5 p.m.Advanced Workshop on Clinical, Training and FFT Supervision (continued)