Position Overview: MST (Multisystemic Therapy) is an intensive family and community based treatment that addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocial behavior in juvenile delinquents and offenders. MST addresses the multiple factors known to be related to delinquency across the key settings, or systems, within which youth are embedded (e.g. family, peers, school, neighborhood). MST strives to promote behavior change in the youth’s natural environment, using the strengths of each system to facilitate change. The MST model fits well with the Children’s Village mission statement, current focus towards community based services and family reunification and with CV values. The MST model promotes personal responsibility, education, work ethic, community responsibility and an intolerance of violence and prejudice. CV implements 6 adaptations of MST; MST-Psych, MST-SA, MST-FIT, MST-Prev, MST-EA and MST-PSB.
•Minimum qualifications: Masters’ Degree and license in a New York State Licensable degree (LMSW, LCSW, PhD, LMFT, LMHC), and 24 months as an MST Therapist or 3 years of direct clinical experience in treating adolescents or family systems.
Masters or better in Social Work or related field.
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