March 5th 2021 / 9:30 – 12:30 European time (8:30-11:30 UK time)
This is a meeting to bring together researchers across Europe who have an interest in Multisystemic Therapy (MST) . “Eminent researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, and Norway will present research previously undertaken about MST from a range of perspectives. The latter part of the event will consist of themed workshops where participants will be able to contribute in sharing their own research interests and to hear about previous and current research that is being undertaken. This will be an opportunity to link with other researchers and consider future opportunities for collaboration.
The meeting will consist of plenary presentations as well as break-up discussion groups about specific themes.
The presenters will be:
• Aurelie Lange “Alliance through videoconferencing, A study into alliance in MST during the first Dutch lockdown”
During the first lockdown of the current COVID-19 pandemic, MST treatments were mainly being delivered through videoconferencing (VC). However, very little is known about the effectiveness of VC for systemic interventions. Central to effective interventions is developing and maintaining a strong therapeutic alliance or working relationship with families. The current study investigated the strength and development of alliance prior and during the first lockdown for 846 families receiving MST, MST-CAN or MST-ID in the Netherlands. We used a longitudinal and a cross-sectional approach and included type of family and gender of caregiver as moderators.
• Stephanie Hefti"Effects of MST-CAN on parents and children in Switzerland"
• Simone Fox, “Considerations for Black and Ethnic Minority families in MST in the UK” There is a growing imperative for interventions like MST to be culturally appropriate and responsive due to the large overrepresentation of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) young people in contact with criminal justice and child welfare systems in the United Kingdom. This presentation will summarise the results of three qualitative studies completed in the UK. Participants included 14 BAME caregivers and young people, and 22 MST practitioners. Grounded theory was used to analyse the data. Key themes emerged from the data around cultural considerations for engagement, conceptualisation and the process of change. Implications for practice will be considered.
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