Level 1: MDFT Intensive

An MDFT Intensive is a great format for learning the basics of MDFT. It is ideal for individuals and groups who work with adolescents and young adults with a range of problems, including substance abuse and delinquency. The Intensive involves a 2.5-day Introduction to MDFT, followed by 2 case consultation calls in the subsequent 2-3 months.  Workshops and calls are delivered by certified MDFT Trainers. The trainer will travel to your program or site, reducing travel costs and disruptions for your team.

Because MDFT can be implemented in all levels of care (i.e., outpatient, in-home, intensive outpatient, residential) and sectors (e.g., mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, juvenile and criminal justice), the focus and content of the Intensive can be tailored to your group’s specific interests. Your trainer will work with you on any specific training needs you want to address (e.g., engaging parents, using drug screens therapeutically, etc.). The basic Introduction has the following learning objectives:

  1. Understand the MDFT perspective, main features, and evidence base
  2. Learn key MDFT interventions with the adolescent, parents, family and community.
  3. Gain knowledge about how to integrate MDFT principles and interventions into clinicians’ current work with cases
  4. Obtain information on MDFT implementation practices and procedures
  5. Be prepared to continue toward full MDFT certification (if desired)

This training is ideal for:

  • Clinicians who work with youth and families, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors.
  • Those who work in the child welfare, juvenile justice, or drug court systems.
  • Policymakers, program directors, or administrators interested in expanding their services to include an evidence-based treament for youth and families.

Note about CEs: This training is currently pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for 12 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

Alternatively, in some states, proof of attendance to an intensive training is sufficient to earn CEs, and we are happy to provide certificates showing proof of attendance upon request.

 

Cost: $6,000 plus trainer travel to your site

 

Contact us at info@mdft.org for more info or to schedule an Intensive.
 


MDFT Intensive in Southern California