Contact Information

Department of Educational and Psychological Studies
University of Miami
School of Education and Human Development
5202 University Dr.
Merrick Building Rm 312 Coral Gables, FL 33146

Office 305 662-7289

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2001


Daniel Satisteban, Ph.D.



Ph.D., University of Miami
B.A., Rutgers University

Research Statement

Santisteban completed his undergraduate work at Rutgers University, received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and completed his internship at Bellevue Hospital/NYU. Santisteban began his research at the Spanish Family Guidance Center/Center for Family Studies investigating the process and outcomes of family therapy and adolescent treatment, and identifying the ways in which cultural factors impact treatment process. 
His more recent program of research has led to the development of an adaptive and evidence-based family therapy called Culturally Informed and Flexible Family Based Treatment for Adolescents (CIFFTA). CIFFTA eschews a one-size-fits-all approach, creates a process for tailoring the treatment to the unique adolescents and family cultural and clinical characteristics, and includes decision rules that will allow the treatment to be replicated.
Santisteban has been the recipient of six NIH clinical research grants to develop and test enhancements to family treatments for special populations, a grant from the American Suicide Foundation, and more recently a SAMHSA grant to provide training in Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). His lab welcomes students and post-docs and professionals who wish to learn family therapy and family research.

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