MST 5-day Orientation Training January 29.–February 02. 2018
All new MST therapists, supervisors, and some other MST program staff receive five days of training to be introduced to the theory and techniques of the treatment model. The training includes didactic teaching, role-playing and other exercises designed to stimulate critical thinking about the treatment process. This orientation is designed to prepare MST teams to begin working with youth and their families.
The goals of the training are as follows:
- to familiarize therapists with the theoretical, empirical, and clinical paradigms underlying the MST model and help them begin to incorporate those paradigms into their work
- to familiarize therapists with the scope, correlates, and causes of serious behavior problems addressed by MST
- to describe the theoretical and empirical basis for MST
- to describe common family, peer, school, individual, and social support assessment and intervention strategies used in MST
- to teach therapists to conceptualize cases and interventions in terms of the MST principles
- to teach therapists to use the Do-Loop to conceptualize cases and design and implement interventions
- to describe strategies MST teams use to build strong, collaborative relationships with stakeholder agencies in the community
- to describe the MST therapists’ role in continuous quality improvement
- to provide therapists with opportunities to practice using MST assessment strategies and interventions
The training will take place at NUBU (former Atferdssenteret), Essendropsgate 3, Majorstuen, Oslo.
For further information contact Nina Tollefsen.