2020 Conference
April 27–29 2020
The Westin Westminster
Denver, CO

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

April 30

FFT Pre-Conference

Doug Kopp, Mike Robins and National Trainers, Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short-term, high quality intervention program currently serving over 50,000 families per year in 350+ organizations in 10 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 LLC 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 science, usage of FFT and examples of system changes occurring in FFT dissemination projects. The afternoon will focus on site challenges with breakout sessions and problem solving, as well as case presentations.


Session 1:8:30 – 10 a.m.Welcome, New Research and Clinical Implications
BREAK: 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break 15 mins.
Session 2:10:15 – 11:45 a.m.Updates on Accommodations/Adaptation and Panel on Diverse Settings/Systems Change
LUNCH 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Session 3:1:15 – 3 p.m.ASite/Team breakouts: sharing challenges and problem solving
BREAK:3 – 3:15 p.m. Break 15 mins.
Session 4:3:15 – 5 p.m.Case Presentations