Multi Systemic Therapy (MST)
This application is only for current providers already trained in this EBP to determine eligibility for specialized Medicaid rates. Information for new providers interested in starting training and consultation will be released in the coming months.
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If you have received some training in MST but do not currently meet the MST qualification standards, or if you have interest in trainings in MST, please complete the MST Interest Form. The information you provide will be used to guide NMSU Center of Innovation’s future trainings to support providers in achieving the MST qualifications required for the MST specific rate.
What is Multi Systemic Therapy (MST)?
Multi Systemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based intensive home-, family- and community-focused treatment for youth with serious externalizing, antisocial or delinquent behavior. The overarching goal of MST is to keep youth who have exhibited serious problems at home, in school, and engaged in pro-social activities. Through an intensive, yet relatively short-term (3-5 month) approach, MST therapists aim to uncover and assess the functional origins of adolescent behavioral problems across the different systems that impact the youth and family.
MST is delivered to a family by a therapist who is part of a small team of 2-4 therapists plus a supervisor that are fully dedicated to providing the MST model. Because MST is delivered in the home and community, each MST team has a service delivery area that can expand up to 90 minutes from the office. Therapists arrange for 24/7 coverage for families.
MST enrolls youth between the ages of 12-17 who meet the criteria of having an imminent risk of out-of-home placement; physical and/or verbal aggression at home, school or in the community; delinquency; antisocial behaviors, and/or substance abuse.
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