- Conduct MST assessment including review of referral information, identifying and
engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and
developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context.
- Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by
identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
- Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation,
case outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
- Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and
supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the 9 MST
Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
- Ability to engage and collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each
system, to maintain alignment throughout MST treatment.
- Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and
- Participate in all MST training, supervision and consultation activities.
- Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
- Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques
- Marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches
- Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance
- Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth's natural ecology
that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood)
- Family systems theory and application
- Social ecological theory and application
- Behavioral therapies theory and application
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application
- Pragmatic family therapies theory and application
- Child development research and its application in treatment
- Social skills assessment and intervention
- Collaboration and partnership with community agencies
- Previous work with client occurred in the home, and community
Education and Certification Requirement:
- Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area.
Persons with a related bachelor’s degree and significant clinical experience in treating
serious antisocial behavior in youth may also qualify at the discretion of the agency.
LGSW or LGPC Required
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