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Multidimensional Family Therapy: A Research-Proven Innovative Treatment for Substance Abuse

Synopsis
Multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) is a comprehensive, family-centred treatment for adolescent substance abuse and delinquency. MDFT addresses areas of adolescent and parent functioning known to create problems and enhances the factors that solve problems, improve relationships, and restore positive development. In the film Dr. Howard Liddle, developer of MDFT, works with 16-year-old Christian, who has been arrested for purchasing marijuana. The film includes nine condensed therapy sessions with Christian, his mother— a single parent struggling with personal issues, and Christian’s school counsellor. The programme is streamed by Filmakers Library for subscribers wishing to rent for three years or in perpetuity.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Psychology; Social sciences
Keywords
adolescent boys; counselling; drug abuse; family therapy

Credits

Contributor
Howard Liddle

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$199
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
75 mins.
Year
2015

Production Company

Name

Microtraining Associates

Distributor

Name

Filmakers Library

Email
info@filmakers.com
Web
http://www.filmakers.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 808 4980
Fax
+1 212 808 4983
Address
124 East 40th Street
New York
NY 10016
USA
Notes
A well-established distributor of issue-oriented documentaries on social science and arts-related topics, made by American independents as well as filmmakers from all over the world. Sale on video or DVD.

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