Systemic behavior family therapy is a treatment for depression that combines approaches from other family therapies to treat dysfunctional families of adolescents. Strategies used in treatment include optimizing engagement with therapy, focusing on communication and problem solving skills, and identifying dysfunctional behavior patterns. An experimental evaluation of the program found that for participants in systemic behavior family therapy, the reduction of therapist-rated depressive symptoms was slower than those in cognitive-behavioral therapy, and also the decrease of self-reported d
Integrative family therapy is a clinic-based, family-focused therapy that focuses on identifying and modifying problematic family communication patterns. The approach is designed for families of males between the ages of 14 and 16 who exhibit consistent bullying behavior. It targets adolescent anger, risky behaviors, problematic personality characteristics, and health-related quality of life. Adolescents in the program report reduced outward expressions of anger and improved their ability to control anger. In addition, these boys reported decreased risky behaviors, improved interpersona
Focus on Youth plus Informed Parents and Children Together (FOY+ImPACT) is a two-part program involving the original FOY skill-building curriculum and an additional parental component (ImPACT). FOY+ImPACT has also been evaluated with additional FOY “booster” sessions. The program was previously called Focus on Kids plus ImPACT (FOK+ImPACT). The program was originally designed to decrease HIV risk behaviors among low-income, urban African American children and adolescents, ages 9-15.
Families Talking Together is a parent-based intervention program focused on improving parent-child communication and parental monitoring, with the goal of delaying sexual initiation and preventing risky sexual behavior among middle-school-aged, inner-city youth.