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Family Based Mental Health Training Institute

About the Training Institute

  • Dedicated to providing Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy  for licensed providers since 1993.

  • Committed to a collaborative approach in developing a learning curriculum that is skill focused.

    • Curriculum advisors include OMHSAS Children's Bureau, Community Based Consultants, and Service Providers along with the Families that they serve.

    • Yearly Review of curriculum via Satisfaction Survey for trainees and Program Director/Supervisors in contractual agencies. Lecture modules are updated to reflect the changing environmental and societal changes.

  • Invested in the continuous improvement of specific learning objectives.

    • Written and verbal evaluation of each training module promotes quality assurance and improvement.

    • On-going professional development is required for FBMH Family Therapy Trainers providing training.

  • Continuing education documentation is available for all trainings upon the trainee's completion of the full training day (American Psychological Association (APA), National Board Certified Counselors (NBCC), Social Work, Act 48 and general Continuing Education Units (CEUs))

Upcoming Programs


To Learn More

To learn more about our Family Based programs,  please submit the form below or contact  Patricia Johnston, LSW, BCD at (412) 204-9078 or email johnstonpa@upmc.edu  

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This page last updated 07/22/2015


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