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Functional Family Therapy Clinical Super vision Training Manual Thomas L. Sexton, Ph.D. James F. Alexander, Ph.D. Lynn Gilman, M.S. This manual is for use with certified Functional Family Therapy Training. This manual was funded in part by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Copyright © 2004 FFT LLC All rights reserved. No part of the material protected by this copyright notice may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval sys- tem, without written permission from the copyright owner. Contents About the Writers ...............................................................iv Acknowledgments ..............................................................vi INTRODUCTION ..............................................................1 SECTION I Evolution of the FFT Clinical Supervision Model ............9 SECTION II FFT Clinical Supervision ..................................................22 SECTION III Implementing FFT Supervision ......................................69 SECTION IV Conclusions & Afterthoughts............................................79 References..........................................................................82 About the Authors Thomas L. Sexton, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University where he is the Director of the Clinical Training Center, Director of the Center for Adolescent and Family Studies, and teaches in the APA accredited Counseling Psychology Program. Dr. Sexton has written in the areas of outcome research and its implications for clinical practice and training. His recent publications include major research articles in the Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change, the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy. He is the editor of the new Handbook of Family Therapy. He is also a national expert on family-based treatment interventions for at-risk adolescents and regularly presents workshops nationally and internation- ally. Along with Jim Alexander, he is the author of the most recent theoretical presentations and developments in Functional Family Therapy. He is one of two national Functional Family Therapy trainers, supervises the FFT externship program, and directs the national and international FFT implementation and dissemination projects. He is a licensed Psychologist, member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), an Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Division 43 (Family Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, and a Diplomate in Family Psychology (ABPP). James F. Alexander, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Utah and a progenitor of Functional Family Therapy (FFT). He is past Director of Clinical Training at the University of Utah and has received numerous honors (Distinguished Contributions to Family Therapy Research, American Family Therapy Academy; Family Psychologist of the Year, Division 43 of the American Psychological Association; Good Housekeeping List of Top U. S. Mental Health Experts; Superior Teaching Award, University of Utah, College of Social & Behavioral Science; APA Division 43 Presidential Citation for Lifetime Contribution to Family Therapy Research; “Scientist Exemplar” award, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Research Conference; Superior Research Award, College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah; “Distinguished Alumnus” California State University iv Functional Family Therapy Clinical Supervision Training Manual Long Beach; Cumulative Contribution to Family Therapy Research Award, AAMFT). Dr. Alexander has provided over 350 national and international clinical training workshops and conference presentations, has received over 20 clinical research and training grants, almost 100 publications (chapters, books, journal articles) and is past President of Division 43 of the APA. In addition to developing the core elements of FFT, Dr. Alexander has assisted Dr. Thomas L. Sexton in developing the state-of-the-art FFT national dissemination proto- col (FFT SDS: Service Delivery System). Lynn Gilman, M.S., is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology and Assistant Director of the training center in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Her research interests include training and supervi- sion, particularly the supervision of evidenced-based practice and the link between supervision and client outcome. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. v Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the Annie E. Casey foundation for their generosity which made publication of this manual possible. We would also like

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