Adolescent-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adolescent FBT)

Scientific Rating:
2
Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Adolescent-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adolescent FBT) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Adolescent-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adolescent FBT) as listed below:

A Preparation Guide for FBT Adoption and the Adult FBT Training Requirements Table are available to assist agencies in determining if they have the required funding and support to determine their readiness (located on the FBT website). There are training films and protocol checklists publicly available on the website to assist in determining if the intervention fits the agency’s culture. Three chapters in the training manual are dedicated to methods of improving the agencies infrastructure to support FBT, including methods of recruitment, assessment of consumer satisfaction, and other strategies to assist FBT adoption. These materials are available at http://familybehaviorther.wixsite.com/familytherapy.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Adolescent-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adolescent FBT) as listed below:

Family Research & Services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas maintains a FBT website (http://familybehaviorther.wixsite.com/familytherapy). Brad Donohue, PhD, oversees this site and assists agencies in finding training consultants. In the event that no trainers are available, or funds to facilitate training are limited, Dr. Donohue may be contacted to potentially conduct training.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Adolescent-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adolescent FBT) as listed below:

Fidelity is achieved by examining the percentage of intervention items that are completed by the provider for each intervention component (i.e., see intervention protocol checklists), according to the trainer. Reliability is assessed by comparing the trainer’s score with the provider’s score. This fidelity method has been psychometrically examined in peer reviewed journal articles, including: Sheidow, A. J., Donohue, B., Hill, H. H., Henggeler, S.W., & Ford, J. D. (2008). Development of an audio-tape review system for supporting adherence to an evidence-based practice. Professional Psychology Research & Practice, 39, 553-560. For more information, see http://familybehaviorther.wixsite.com/familytherapy or contact Brad Donohue, PhD (contact information listed at end of entry).

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Adolescent-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adolescent FBT) as listed below:

In addition to the published treatment manual, there are training films, protocol checklists to guide intervention implementation, methods of assessing adherence, and a guide for FBT adoption. The manual and the other tools mentioned above are available through http://familybehaviorther.wixsite.com/familytherapy or Brad Donohue, PhD (contact information listed at end of entry).

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Adolescent-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adolescent FBT).