Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: Multisystemic Therapy

Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: Multisystemic Therapy

by Phillippe B. Cunningham (Author), Charles Borduin (Author), Melisa Rowland (Author), Sonja Schoenwald (Author), Scott Henggeler (Author)

Synopsis

Multisystemic therapy (MST) has grown dramatically since the initial publication of this comprehensive manual. Today, over 400 MST programs operate in more than 30 states and 10 countries, supported by a strong empirical evidence base. This book explains the principles of MST and provides clear guidelines for clinical assessment and intervention with delinquent youth and their families. Practitioners are guided to implement proven strategies for engaging clients and helping them to address the root causes of antisocial behavior, improve family functioning and peer relationships, enhance school performance, and build meaningful social supports. New to This Edition *Includes the latest MST data and clinical refinements. *Revised to be even more user-friendly, with many new examples added. *A chapter on treating youth and caregiver substance abuse. *Expanded coverage of safety concerns, enhancing vocational outcomes, and MST adaptations for other clinical problems. *A chapter detailing the MST system for sustaining high-quality programs.

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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 324
Edition: 2
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 30 Apr 2009

ISBN 10: 1606230719
ISBN 13: 9781606230718

Media Reviews
Henggeler and his colleagues have broken new ground with this clear, detailed road map for implementing multisystemic therapy. Building on a quarter-century of research, practice, and successful replication, they have distilled the core principles and interventions of this alternative to the failed policy of indiscriminate incarceration for troubled young people. This is a major contribution in a field sorely in need of evidence-based interventions. --Patrick McCarthy, PhD, Senior Vice President, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland This impressive second edition builds upon new research and clinical experience to expand and enrich a classic guide. I enthusiastically recommend this book to all of my colleagues in the mental health field. It is an excellent text for family therapy courses and for courses on child and adolescent treatment in psychology, social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy training programs. It will be required reading for all of my students who are counselors and therapists in training. --Nancy Boyd-Franklin, PhD, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Henggeler et al. offer clear examples and excellent detail about the theoretical underpinnings and practical application of the MST treatment model. The reader is given a thorough understanding of the complex causes of antisocial behavior and how these translate into the development of individualized family assessments and treatment plans. This second edition is a great resource for practitioners, students, and researchers who want to learn how data-based theories can be used to drive clinical conceptualizations and practices that achieve transformative outcomes for youth and families. --Patricia Chamberlain, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Research to Practice, Oregon Social Learning Center

Author Bio
Scott W. Henggeler, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is also Director of the University's Family Services Research Center, which recently received the Annie E. Casey Foundation Families Count Award, as well as the Points of Light Foundation President's Award in recognition of excellence in community service directed at solving community problems. Dr. Henggeler has published more than 250 journal articles, book chapters, and books, and is on the editorial boards of nine journals. His research and social policy interests include the development and validation of innovative methods of mental health and substance abuse services for disadvantaged children and their families; efforts for redistributing mental health and substance abuse treatment resources to services that are clinically effective and cost-effective, and preserve family integrity; and investigating the transport of evidence-based treatments to community settings. Sonja K. Schoenwald, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She served as Associate Director of the Family Services Research Center from 1994 to 2004. Dr. Schoenwald pioneered the development, refinement, and empirical testing of the training and quality assurance protocols used to transport multisystemic therapy to usual care settings. Her research focuses on the transportability, implementation, and dissemination of effective community-based treatments for youth and families. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and has coauthored three books and several treatment manuals and monographs. Charles M. Borduin, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Director of the Missouri Delinquency Project. He has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and books on the development and validation of effective mental health services for youth with complex clinical problems, and has served as a national and international consultant to government and private agencies on the reform of children's mental health services. Melisa D. Rowland, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Family Services Research Center of the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research interests focus on developing, implementing, and evaluating clinically effective family-based interventions for youth presenting with serious emotional and behavioral problems. Dr. Rowland is the coinvestigator in charge of clinical and project implementation on a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded study designed to evaluate the relative effectiveness of three training protocols with increasing intensity in supporting the implementation of contingency management by practitioners treating adolescent substance abusers in the South Carolina mental health and substance abuse sectors. She is also the coinvestigator in charge of clinical implementation for an Annie E. Casey Foundation-funded project designed to develop an evidence-based continuum of services for youth with antisocial behaviors at risk of out-of-home placement in New York City. Phillippe B. Cunningham, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Family Services Research Center of the Medical University of South Carolina. He has had a long-standing commitment to addressing the psychosocial needs of children and adolescents, especially those who are disadvantaged and underserved. Dr. Cunningham is a recipient of the Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association's Society of Clinical Psychology. In 2006, he participated in the First Lady's Conference on Helping America's Youth.