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Multisystemic Therapy

Multisystemic therapy (also known as MST) is a comprehensive family- and community-based treatment approach.

MST incorporates strategies from family therapy, behavioural parent training, and cognitive behavioural therapy.

It targets intrapersonal (e.g., social cognition, emotional regulation), familial (e.g., caregiver-youth and couple relations), and extrafamilial (i.e., peer, school, community) factors that are known to play a role in problem behaviour.

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