Multisystemic Therapy – Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB)

Multisystemic Therapy for Youth with Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST-PSB) is a clinical adaptation of Multisystemic Therapy (MST) that has been specifically designed and developed to treat youth (and their families) for problematic sexual behavior. Building upon the the research and evidence-based foundation of standard MST, the MST-PSB model represents a state-of-the-art, evidence-based practice uniquely developed to address the multiple determinants underlying problematic juvenile sexual behavior. The MST-PSB therapist and the parent/caregiver work together to determine the best ways to help each unique family.

MST-PSB has successfully demonstrated:

  • Reduced rates of out-of-home placements for adolescents exhibiting problematic sexual behavior
  • Decreased involvement in the court system
  • Extensive improvements in client and family functioning including better communication, boundaries, and interpersonal relationships
  • Increased motivation toward achieving life goals and academic or vocational success
  • Decreased problem sexual behavior and mental health problems for identified youth
  • Increased cohesiveness between the family and greater ecology such as schools and community organizations

Program Contact:

Diane Thompson, MA

49-51 Wethersfield Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 860.560.0558
Fax: 860.560.0769

Program Information:

  • Program Type: In-Home Service
  • Service Types: Mental Health, Behavioral Health
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Ages: 10-18 years old

Locations Served:

Norwich, Willimantic, Middletown, and Manchester

Referring Agencies:

  • Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Probation & Parole Services
  • School Personnel
  • Parent/Caregiver
  • Community Providers or Behavioral Health Professionals