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Youth Services: MST - Emerging Adults (MST-EA)

Tailoring Services to Unique Populations

Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults (MST-EA) was designed for young people aged 17-26 at the highest risk for negative long-term outcomes – those with multiple co-occurring problems and extensive systems involvement. MST-EA is an adaptation of standard MST, an evidence-based treatment with decades of research supporting its effectiveness with juvenile justice populations. MST-EA has been tested with young adults who have justice involvement and co-occurring behavioral health disorders (including mood, anxiety, trauma, psychotic, and/or substance abuse disorders). These young adults present extraordinarily high rates of recidivism and are at elevated risk for expensive placements.


Treatment Targets

MST-EA has been used to:

  • Reduce recidivism and
  • Treat mental illness:
    • Mood Disorders (including Bipolar Disorder)
    • Anxiety Disorders (including PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms)
    • Psychotic Disorders (including Schizophrenia)
  • Treat substance use
  • Target housing and independent living skills
  • Target education and career goals
  • Develop an effective social network (including family, friends, and partners)
  • Reduce interpersonal conflict and maintain client and social network safety

Information from MST Services website. Click to learn more about MST-EA.