Zoë Ashmore, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Peterborough City Council, UK
Simone Fox, St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Multisystemic therapy (MST) is described and contrasted with practice in traditional services for young people who have committed crime, behaved anti-socially, abused substances or suffered family conflict. The challenges to traditional services posed by MST are examined, including consideration of the process of engagement in therapy, the intensive individualised therapy delivered in the young person's own home or local community, and the quality assurance systems.
Multisystemic therapy; Young people; Forensic treatment; Family therapy; Practice issues.
The British Journal of Forensic Practice
Emerald Group Publishing Limited