The use of Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), as developed by Howard A.
In the psychosocial realm, greater emphasis needs to be placed on Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) and gender specific treatment (Sherman 2011) in order to increase the scope and efficacy of adolescent addiction treatment.
Integrating Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) with substance abusing adolescents in a residential treatment setting.
Shelef, Diamond, Diamond, and Liddle (2005), studied only those adolescents (N = 65) who were assigned to the Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT
; Liddle 2002) condition in CYT and examined the relationship between therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome.
In early 2005, Switzerland took part in an international pilot study, the implementation of the Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT
) for adolescents with a cannabis problem.
In particular, DCF worked to develop and implement in-home treatment services based on evidence-based models, including Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST; Henggeler, Pickrel & Brondino 1999) and Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT; Liddle 1999).
It was an added complication that the evidence-based and manualized family-based models used by agencies serving HYP clients (particularly MST and MDFT) called for providing comprehensive case management similar to that of the ESs.
Fifty-six percent of the youth entered MDFT, 34% MST, and 9% FSN.