Family Psychology Mutual provides evidence based intervention programmes such as Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare (FFT-CW) and Functional Family Therapy Gangs (FFT G).
In the past we have provided Multi Systemic Therapy (MST), including the trial of clinical variants of MST for Child Abuse and Neglect, (MST CAN), Substance Abuse (MST SA) and Problem Sexual Behaviour (MST PSB).
We are interested in contracting for evidence based interventions both as a direct service provider and as a programme manager. We have significant experience of the implementation and management of evidence based interventions including working within Social Impact Bond structures. Our services have achieved proven fidelity to the models which we use as well as effective adaptation to different settings and client groups. Our programme management experience enables us to secure the best conditions possible to deliver an evidence based intervention in a setting. This can include support of governance and systems to maximise the operational efficiency of the service so that it can operate to its full potential as often as possible.
We know that commissioning an evidence based programme requires a significant amount of work by a commissioning team. We can offer consultancy advice and needs assessment support to an area interested in considering evidence based interventions. We have reviewed and trialled evidence based interventions and have a strong national and international network to draw upon. Once commissioned, the process of implementation can be complex and may require organisational development in order to create the right environment for the intervention to succeed and flourish. Building on our experience and also implementation science research we can offer implementation advice and consultancy.
Many interventions are yet to reach the rating of an ‘evidence based intervention’ and we remain interested in promising approaches and what is known as practice based evidence which is on the way to establishing more robust evidence and the potential for replication. We are keen to explore and deliver programmes where an intervention demonstrates significant potential, especially if it is based upon the tracking of outcomes. We are currently developing services for parents whose mental health may be impairing their ability to parent effectively using recognised therapeutic skills. Therefore we are interested in establishing further evidence for newer interventions or to help identify the usefulness of a particular practice locally.
As an ambitious and value driven company we are keen to expand and to understand what services you might wish to commission so please contact us if you think that we might be able to help or could develop a proposal with you.