The purpose of this module is to present a program for intervention with behavior disordered youth and their families and managed care.
Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Therapists
JAMES ALEXANDER, Ph.D. James Alexander, Ph.D. is a professor at the University of Utah, past president of the family psychology division of the American Psychological Association, and a board member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). He has received the AFTA award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Therapy Research and was the 1993 Family Psychologist of the Year. Dr. Alexander has made more than 100 contributions to the literature, including the book Functional Family Therapy. He is principal investigator at the Utah site of a multi-site Center for Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse and consults on clinical trials of Functional Family Therapy (FFT) all over the country. This FFT model has been cited in numerous reviews as an extremely effective intervention with behavior disordered youths and their families. In addition to serving on six editorial boards of family-related journals, Dr. Alexander has been on several NIMH panels and is a consultant to numerous juvenile justice, mental health, and community-based programs.