Adult-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adult-Focused FBT)

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About This Program

Target Population: Adults with drug abuse and dependence, as well as other co-existing problems such as depression, family dysfunction, trauma, child maltreatment, noncompliance, employment, HIV/STIs risk behavior, and poor communication skills

Brief Description

Adult-Focused FBT includes more than a dozen treatments including management of emergencies, treatment planning, home safety tours, behavioral goals and rewards, contingency management skills training, communication skills training, child management skills training, job-getting skills training, financial management, self-control, environmental control, home safety and aesthetics tours, and tele-therapy to improve session attendance. Therapies are consumer-driven and culturally sensitive. Adult-Focused FBT is designed to be used with adults, multiple ethnicities, differing types of substance abuse (alcohol, marijuana, and hard drugs), and across genders. Drafts of standardized client record keeping forms and quality assurance may be customized to fit agency needs. Adolescent-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adolescent FBT) has also been rated on this website, please click on the program name to be sent to its separate page.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Adult-Focused Family Behavior Therapy are:

  • Decrease alcohol and drug use
  • Decrease depression
  • Decrease conduct problems
  • Decrease family dysfunction
  • Decrease days absent from work/school
  • Decrease child abuse potential
  • Decrease HIV Risk Behaviors

Contact Information

Brad Donohue, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 557-5111

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2017

Last CEBC Contact Date: February 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: February 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: November 2010