Quality Assurance

MST-CAN follows a very rigorous training and quality assurance system to assure that the clinical team is following the model in the way it was conducted during the research trials. Doing so increases the likelihood that the family will achieve clinical outcomes.

The training and quality assurance processes include:

  1. Five days of standard Multisystemic Therapy orientation training
  2. Four days of MST-CAN training (including 2 days of training in treatment of adult substance misuse)
  3. Four days of training on trauma treatment for adults and children
  4. Quarterly booster trainings for the team on important clinical topics
  5. Weekly case supervision
  6. Weekly case consultation with an MST-CAN expert
  7. Fully articulated treatment manual
  8. Monthly interviews with the family to assess therapist adherence to the model
  9. Measures of supervisor and consultant adherence to the model