FFT and MST provide intensive treatment to youth and can effectively serve youth with chronic, persistent delinquency who are at risk for out-of-home placement.
In FFT, the frequency of sessions is matched to the imminent risk of the family, as such families may receive as many as 3 sessions in 10 days. Frequency decreases as families gain skills as needed.
With a caseload averaging 5, MST Therapist can meet with families and key participants multiple times a week, as often as is clinically indicated, with a higher frequency early in treatment. The whole ecology is critical to MST treatment; therefore, therapists may spend time in the home, in the school, and in the community to ensure clinical intensity is sufficient to meet the family’s needs. Frequency decreases as families gain skills as needed.