IIFT is a family centered, home-based treatment model for high conflict families delivered by a team of clinicians. It provides effective treatment for children and teens with serious mental health challenges who have not responded well to traditional weekly in-office (outpatient) therapies. IIFT is also effective for stabilizing a child in his or her family home in order to avoid psychiatric hospitalization or residential care.
Dr. Paul Sunseri, the developer of IIFT, has extensive experience with children and teens with the most challenging mental health conditions. He is the founder of three community mental health agencies, a published researcher in peer reviewed journals, and a practicing clinical psychologist.
Dr. Sunseri and his well trained, highly experienced team of clinicians will provide your family with the right services to most effectively treat your son or daughter's mental health condition.
Upon initiation of services, each family is assigned its own treatment team. The team consists of the team leader/parent therapist (Dr. Sunseri), a family therapist, an individual therapist for the child/teen, and a paraprofessional family specialist. All families receive these services weekly to start but then fade over time as the child or teen's behavior improves.
Our highly-experienced team are experts in improving your child's symptoms, reducing family conflict, resolving a crisis or dispute, and helping families thrive. Team members are chosen for their expertise matched to the family's specific needs. Each member of the team brings his or her unique skill set and together are available to your family around the clock (24/7) for guidance, support, skills coaching, and conflict resolution.