Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
|Multisystemic therapy (MST)|
Multisystemic therapy (MST) is a family-and community-based treatment for youths presenting serious antisocial behavior and their families. Based on favorable long-term outcomes (e.g., reduced criminal behavior, drug use, and out-of-home placements) achieved in several rigorous evaluations, MST has received accolades from numerous federal (e.g., U.S. Surgeon General, National Institutes of Health, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment) and private (e.g., Annie E. Casey Foundation) entities and academic reviewers.
Favorable MST outcomes have been achieved by:
For more detailed information about MST see MST: A Treatment Model (pdf).
MST Services, Inc. was formed in 1996 and has an exclusive license through the Medical University of South Carolina for the transport of MST technology and intellectual property. The purpose of MST Services is to help organizations and communities establish and sustain effective MST programs. Currently, licensed MST programs are operating in 30+ states and 8 nations, treating 10,000 adolescents with serious antisocial behavior annually. For additional information contact MST Services directly at: