The outcome measures employed in this study include those employed in previous FMDT
studies (Apsche, Bass, Zeiter, & Houston, 2009).
According to Apsche and Swart (2014), using the same principles and methodology of MDT, FMDT uses VCR assists the family to identify the irrational and illogical beliefs that the family has in order to help everyone adapt functional alternative behaviors (FAB).
MDT and FMDT have evidenced the capacity to provide a framework for both, adolescents and family members, to put an end to those ingrained responses, and destructive behaviors (Hollman, 2010).
Family mode deactivation therapy (FMDT) as a contextual treatment.
Literature explained that FMDT uses VCR to teach the family how to balance their beliefs, exposing the identity of irrational and illogical beliefs that the family, as a unit, deeply holds.
The results of that study suggest that both MDT and FMDT outperformed CBT and Treatment As Usual (TAU) in the following manner:
The typical participant profile is similar to previous MDT and FMDT studies (refer to Table 1).
Therefore FMDT intervention essentially targets cognitive and emotion regulation processes by creating individual and collective awareness in the family of their dysfunctional and conflicting core beliefs, the mechanisms of expression, and situations that trigger these.
The Family Mode Deactivation Therapy (FMDT) process is initiated with establishment of a professional collaboration through deliberate information exchange that covers an informed consent and goal-directed discussion with the family, professional disclosure by the therapist, and a formal agreement of the process and administrative details.
The following instruments form the bedrock of the FMDT case conceptualization, treatment plan, and monitoring (Apsche & Swart, 2013) and is only briefly described as part of the scope of the current study:
* Core concepts of family mode Deactivation therapy (FMDT)
Mode Deactivation Therapy in family settings, or FMDT, utilizes several key concepts obtained from theorists and other therapeutic approaches that were adapted and incorporated into a treatment methodology to address the target population of adolescents with behavioral and conduct problems, which are often associated with comorbid child-onset mental health conditions and trauma-related distress.