Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Henggeler, Scott

  • Sonja SchoenwaldEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_715


Scott Walter Henggeler, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (tenured) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina


Scott W. Henggeler, Ph.D. (born in 1950), is a clinical psychologist who, in the late 1970s, began to develop Multisystemic Therapy® (MST) (Multisystemic Therapy is a registered trademark of MST Group, LLC) to treat juvenile offenders and their families and a program of research to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment. At the time, government reports had concluded that programs to prevent or attenuate criminal offending were largely ineffective, and public policies supported the incarceration of delinquent youth. Following the publication of evidence from randomized trials supporting the clinical effectiveness of MST with juvenile offenders and their families, Dr. Henggeler led collaborative efforts to specify and empirically evaluate adaptations of MST for substance-abusing juvenile...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Datchi
    • 1
  • Ryan M. Earl
    • 2
  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA