About Us

The Home-Based Family Therapy (HBFT) Partnership was launched by the Family Center at Kansas State University (KSU) and Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) to promote best practices for home-based family therapy. Partnering is key to HBFT.

One level of partnership is between the Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) directors, KDADS, and the KSU consultants. The second partnership pairs home-based family therapists with KSU trainers. The third and most critical partnership, between the individual therapist and the client family, is always at the heart of this effort.

The field is moving toward an evidence-based practice framework serving children and families where a member exhibits serious emotional disturbance (SED). Our goal is to help practitioners understand and apply evidence-based principles while inviting input for the development of future evidence-based protocols. 

The HBFT Partnership offers opportunities through online learning, core training, and videoconferences. Please note that your organization will be charged when registering for core training and videoconferences. If you have questions about this process please contact HBFT at (785) 532-7695 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. website encourages home-based family therapists across Kansas to help each other while learning from models and interventions that inspire success.

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