Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) provides broad, comprehensive treatment and is a proven program for turning teen behavior around and placing the whole family on a healthier life trajectory.

MDFT has been adapted to work in different treatment settings, including outpatient and intensive outpatient programs, day treatment settings, residential treatment, and juvenile detention. MDFT inspires clinicians from across the sectors of care – substance abuse, juvenile justice, mental health, and child welfare – all the while costing less than half of residential treatment.

MDFT Case Study: Meet James

When Mrs. Jackson, a single mother living in poverty, requested help from the court system for her son James, 17 years old and still in the ninth grade, she was very concerned about his truancy, missing curfew, disrespecting her at home, and involvement with drugs. She had not bargained for everything that was involved in MDFT, or what would be needed to help change her son's life. Read more >>

Proven Outcomes
Pete Panzarella, former Treatment Director
CT Department of Children & Families
How and Why We Chose MDFT
Craig Lambdin, MFI Recovery Center
Riverside, CA