The MST therapist works with youth, their families, their communities, and other key members of their ecology to implement the MST treatment model, a well-researched community-based treatment model, directed at youth involved in criminal activity and their families. Youth treated with MST have had 54% fewer rearrests, 75% fewer violent felony arrests, and 54% fewer out-of-home placements than traditional correction methods.
The MST therapist responsibilities include assessment, treatment, and collaboration with families, youth, and community agency staff. The MST therapist will function as part of an MST team and will participate in weekly team supervision and consultation. All MST team members must be available to provide periodic on-call 24-hour coverage.
The Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Therapist reports directly to Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Clinical Program Manager and works in collaboration with the Senior Mental Health Program Director (SMHPD), and the Chief Mental Health Officer (CMHO). The MST Therapist will be a member of a small team of therapists who are implementing an evidence-based therapy model for high risk youth that has proven results for families and communities.