MST is a highly effective and evidenced based treatment model directed at responding to and preventing antisocial or delinquent behavior in youth ages 12-17. MST therapists develop targeted interventions focused on empowering parents to address risk factors within the family, school, peer and community systems. MST is an intensive in-home therapy with a “whatever it takes” approach to partnering with parents and caregivers to keep youth at home, attending school and out of trouble with law enforcement.
MST therapists draw heavily on structural, strategic and cognitive behavioral approaches, but also work creatively to address practical barriers to parent/caregiver effectiveness by connecting with community resources, working with schools or using dedicated funds to meet therapeutic goals. MST therapists work intensively (minimum 3 sessions per week) with a small caseload (3-6) of families and a team of 4 therapists that cover the 24/7 on call schedule on a rotating weekly basis (each therapist typically has 1 week of on-call per month). The MST therapist position offers a highly competitive compensation package for both new and seasoned professionals.
The MST program has been a partnership with Hennepin County Departments of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2010, as well as the Human Services and Public Health Department. For information about this treatment model see www.mstservices.com.
Work in collaboration with Hennepin County DOCCR and HSPHD staff, MST team members and supervisors, family members, and schools.
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