Multidimensional Family Therapy: A Science-Based Treatment System for Adolescent Drug Abuse

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781405169943
StatePublished - Jan 15 2010


  • Decision rules about individual, family or extrafamilial sessions
  • Integrating drug urine screening procedure into parent-teen sessions
  • Interdependence of assessment and intervention
  • MDFT, empirically validated, family-based treatment-for adolescent drug abuse and delinquency
  • Multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) connecting structural-strategic family therapy tradition
  • Multidimensional family therapy-science-based treatment system for adolescent drug abuse
  • Multidimensional interventions facilitating adolescent, parent, and family development
  • Planning and flexibility-two sides of the same therapeutic coin
  • principles of MDFT-adolescent drug abuse as multidimensional phenomenon
  • Substance use-being significantly reduced in MDFT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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