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Title: Competing with the gang : an exploration of MST therapists' experiences working with gang-involved young people and their families
Author: Packer, R.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5364 3237
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2014
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Aims: This study offers a qualitative exploration of the experiences of MST therapists when working with gang-involved young people and their families, examining whether gang-involvement has any impact upon the implementation of the model. Method: Semi-structured interviews were completed with 12 therapists and supervisors, sampled from two inner-city London boroughs. Data were transcribed and analysed thematically. Results: Three main themes were identified: The unique clinical challenge of working with gang-involved young people, MST offers the best option and MST is limited in the support it provides therapists when working with gang-involved youth. Conclusions: Results are discussed in the wider context of the existing gang-literature, highlighting clinical implications for the MST model in order to address the additional challenges implicit in working with gang-involved young people, and ways in which the current MST supervisory structure may be shaped to better support its therapists.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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