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Soc. Sci. 2015, 4(2), 459-468; doi:10.3390/socsci4020459

Applying the Behavioural Family Therapy Model in Complex Family Situations

The Meriden Family Programme, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, Tall Trees, The Uffculme Centre, Birmingham B13 8QY, UK
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Academic Editors: Carolina Munoz-Guzman and Nathan Hughes
Received: 27 November 2014 / Revised: 14 May 2015 / Accepted: 16 June 2015 / Published: 23 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Understanding and Supporting 'Families with Complex Needs')
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Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) is a skills based intervention that aims to support families where a member is experiencing a mental health problem. The Meriden Family Programme has extensive experience in supporting families who have complex needs. The programme delivers training in the approach and works with families with the aim of providing information, education and reducing stress within the family environment. Training has recently taken place within various mental health services to equip staff with the skills to work collaboratively with families and to understand and support their needs. View Full-Text
Keywords: behavioural family therapy; family intervention; mental health; complex needs; family support behavioural family therapy; family intervention; mental health; complex needs; family support
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Jhadray, R.; Fadden, G.; Atchison, M.; Conneely, P.; Danks, J.; Lee, A.; Mansell, C. Applying the Behavioural Family Therapy Model in Complex Family Situations. Soc. Sci. 2015, 4, 459-468.

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