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Multisystemic Therapy

Sonja K. Schoenwald and Melisa D. Rowland

in Community Treatment for Youth

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780195134575
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864065 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0005

Series: Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations

Multisystemic Therapy

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Multisystemic therapy (MST) is a family- and community-based treatment that addresses the multiple determinants of serious clinical problems that place youth at high risk of out-of-home placement. This chapter discusses MST treatment theory, target populations, MST intervention parameters, program development, MST training and quality assurance, and evidence base for MST.

Keywords: MST; children; child mental health; intervention; community-based treatment

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