This evidence-based course on the Multidimensional Family Therapy intervention is a multi-systemic family-focused treatment described in this manual for experienced family therapists that includes 12 weeks of in-clinic and telephone sessions working with individual adolescents and their families. MDFT is a family-based outpatient treatment developed for clinically referred adolescents with drug and behavioral problems (Liddle,1992). This course utilizes volume five of the Cannabis Youth Treatment series.  A core curriculum in addiction studies for all practitioner levels. Appropriate course selection for those seeking to meet addiction certification education requirements.

Available as a live course. Contact us for information.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2018

Description:  Multidimensional family therapy is a multi-systemic family-focused treatment described in this manual for experienced family therapists that includes 12 weeks of in-clinic and telephone sessions working with individual adolescents and their families. MDFT is a family-based outpatient treatment developed for clinically referred adolescents with drug and behavioral problems (Liddle,1992). MDFT targets the psychosocial functioning of individual family members, the family members’ relationships, and influential social systems outside the family.

Public Domain Notice: This course uses volume five of the series of treatment manuals produced under the Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) Project Cooperative Agreement.  All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from SAMHSA or CSAT. Citation of the source is appreciated. However, this publication may not be reproduced or distributed for a fee without the specific, written authorization from the Office of Communications. The fee you are paying for this course is for the credits only the materials are provided at no charge.

Citation:  Liddle, H.A. Multidimensional Family Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users, Cannabis Youth Treatment Series, Volume 5. DHHS Pub. No. 02–3660 Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2002. 

URL: http://www.chestnut.org/li/cyt/products/MDFT_CYT_v5.pdf

Objectives: 
1.  Participants will be able to conceptualize families utilizing the risk and protective factors framework.
2.  Participants will be able to conceptualize families utilizing the developmental perspectives framework.
3.  Participants will be able to conceptualize families utilizing the ecological perspective framework.
4.  Participants will be able to conceptualize families utilizing the dynamic systems perspective framework.
5.  Participants will be able to operate within the eleven MDFT guiding principles.
6.  Participants will be able to discuss the utility of conceptualizing families as both individuals and units.
7.  Participants will be able to appreciate the family driven aspect of MDFT
8.  Participants will be able to articulate the developmental orientation impacts on attitude and belief systems.
9.  Participants will be able to describe the function of timing in problem-solving work.
10. Participants will be able to describe how skills training and communication training are used in MDFT
11. Participants will be able to discuss how motivation plays into the achievement of bigger picture goals
12. Participants will be able to utilize engagement and working alliances help promote change.
132. Participants will be able to utilize a model of multi-dimensional ongoing assessment across four domains.
14. Participants will be able to describe the parent and adolescent modules of MDFT treatment.
15. Participants will be able to describe the family module of MDFT treatment.
16. Participants will be able to utilize the adaptive functioning and pro-social development interventions.
17. Participants will be able to utilize decision rules for individual, family and extra-familial sessions.

CE Credits: 26

Agenda:
Hour One: Pretest.
Hour Two - Three: Overview of MDFT approach.
Hour Four - Five: Dimensions of MDFT.
Hour Six – Seven: Three stages of treatment.
Hour Eight – Nine: The key concepts of MDFT.
Hour Ten – Eleven: The adolescent subsystem module.
Hour Twelve – Fifteen: Clinical guidelines: Dealing with drugs in MDFT.
Hour Seventeen – Twenty: The parents and other family members.
Hour Twenty-one – Twenty-three: The family interaction module, School intervention.
Hour Twenty-four – Twenty-six:  Working the model.

Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

CE Broker#:  20-328812

Content Areas:  Adolescent issues, Addictions, Helping relationship, Treatment knowledge, Counseling, Classes in a series.

Purpose: This evidence-based course prepares practitioners to utilize the Multidimensional Family Therapy model with substance abusing adolescents. It is useful for professionals providing clinical services and assessment for substance-involved populations.

Target Audience:  Psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with these populations.

Overview of the whole series:  Increasingly in substance abuse service delivery, assessment, intervention, and prevention supported by science are being required.  Evidence-based best practices permit increased efficacy, a better utilization of all resources and reduce recidivism.  This seven module series is provided to bring such science-based assessment, prevention, and intervention information to the substance abuse intervention specialist.  The text for this series is the Cannabis Youth Treatment Series:  Volume 1-6. (SAMHSA/CSAT: www.samhsa.gov)   Please note that while the title of the treatment manual series pertains to cannabis abuse and dependency problems we assert that the practices described in these manuals constitute valid best practices for early intervention (prevention), outpatient and intensive outpatient intervention with youth who are abusing alcohol, and other drugs.  Youth who meet dependency criteria for alcohol, opiates, other habit-forming drugs, and cocaine will require a more intense level of care than the models described in this manual.

Module One provides an overview of prevention, assessment, and intervention in adolescent substance abuse prevention, outpatient, and intensive outpatient services.  Module Two presents a five-session model of combined Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Module Three presents a supplemental seven-session CBT treatment focusing on coping skills.  Module Four presents the Family Support Network approach.  Module Five describes the Community Reinforcement Approach, and Module Six describes Multidimensional Family Therapy.  Module Six presents the Multidimensional Family Therapy model.  Module Seven is due for release in 2014 entitled Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse. Each of these approaches represents the culmination of years of challenging theory and practice to articulate and test models for intervening with youth.  Learners using the entire series will be well equipped to provide early intervention, outpatient, and intensive outpatient services to the substance abusing youth population.

Approvals:
Program Services Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Program Services Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Program Services is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. #5978
 
Social Work State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education: Program Services is directly approved in Florida and Alabama for Social Workers
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Program Services credits not available for Social Work in these states: Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana
 
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Online Course

CE Broker#:
20-328812
CE Credits:
26
Price:
$260.00