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Multi-Systemic Therapy is a collaborative treatment approach for high risk youth with antisocial behavioral and emotional problems that are at-risk of out of home placement

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Evidence-Based Model

Multisystemic Therapy is
a collaborative treatment approach

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based therapy, based upon the fact that a child’s severe behavioral problems are often due to multiple factors, and multiple therapies and approaches are used simultaneously to resolve them.


Thompson therapists assess each family’s strengths, needs, and barriers to progress to develop individually designed treatment plans to address the specific drivers of each youth’s antisocial behavior.


Therapy focuses on helping youth, and their families, work to facilitate change, collaborating with closely with the youth, their teachers, neighbors, extended family, even members of the child’s peer group to help the youth stay at home, in school, and out of trouble.

Typical Outcomes*

At Home

91% of youth are still living at home

At School

86% of remain at school or in work

Avoid Juvenile Justice

87% of youth avoid juvenile arrests

*Outcomes are based on over 70 studies, and reflect results of youth who completed the 3-5 month program.

Service Area

Upstate and Midland areas of South Carolina

Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) Service Area

Service provided in partnership with:

MST partner Evidence-Based Associates
Thompson Programs

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