MDFT Training and Consultation

Office of Child and Family Services

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Children’s Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) is pleased to offer a no cost Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) training and consultation. CBHS facilitates the provision of evidence-based services for the benefit of Maine children, youth, and families.  MDFT is a modality supporting youth with behavioral health and substance use challenges supported under the development of Certified Behavioral Health Clinics.  MDFT will be offered to up to six (6) agencies with teams of supervisors and clinicians serving youth up to age 21.

MDFT is an evidence-based treatment demonstrated to work with diverse populations of young people. MDFT’s approach is collaborative, comprehensive, and family centered. MDFT simultaneously addresses substance use, delinquency, violent and aggressive behaviors and education challenges. Outcomes include improved parental and family functioning, increased positive peer affiliation and prevention of out- of- home placements. 

This no cost training opportunity is available to agencies with licensed clinicians who provide treatment for youth with substance use disorders, mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. To participate and receive the training and certification at no cost, participants will be expected to become fully certified.

Participating agencies will be reimbursed for supervisor and clinician time in trainings and certification activities.

Please review the attachment for more information and to compete the MDFT Informational Survey if your agency is interested in this opportunity. 

For questions, please contact Lori Geiger at