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Centers and Initiatives

Center for Family Intervention Science

The Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS) is dedicated to the development; testing and dissemination of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed and suicidal youth. ABFT has been rigorously tested in several clinical trials and process research studies and now enjoys the distinction of being an empirically supported treatment on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) web site. Guy Diamond, PhD, the director of CFIS, is also the lead developer of the Behavioral Health Screening (BHS) tool, a web-based tool for mental health and non-mental health settings. The BHS is being used in primary care, emergency rooms, schools and college health and mental health centers. The Center houses eleven clinical rooms within 7,320 square feet.