ERIC Number: ED474732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Serious Emotional Disturbance in Children and Adolescents: Multisystemic Therapy.
Henggeler, Scott W.; Schoenwald, Sonja K.; Rowland, Melisa D.; Cunningham, Phillippe B.
Originally developed to treat antisocial behavior, multisystemic therapy (MST) has emerged as a leading evidence-based treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children and adolescents. This manual presents the MST approach to working with this challenging population. Delineated are ways to develop and implement collaborative interventions to connect children and families to treatment and support networks, manage psychiatric emergencies, improve family functioning, and build needed social and educational skills. Featuring a wealth of case material, the manual is extensively documented with findings from controlled outcome studies. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction to Multisystemic Therapy"; (2)"MST Principles and Process"; (3) "Family Interventions and Building Indigenous Family Supports"; (4) "Social System Interventions: Service System, School, and Peer"; (5) "Addressing Psychiatric Emergencies: Staffing, Assessment, and Intervention Protocols"; (6) "MST-Based Continuum of Care"; (7) "Case Examples"; (8) "MST Outcomes and Ongoing Research"; and (9) "MST Quality Assurance: Promoting Effective Implementation in the Filed."(Contains 259 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, At Risk Persons, Behavior Disorders, Children, Emotional Disturbances, Family Environment, Intervention, Therapy
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
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