Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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Henggeler, Scott

  • Sonja SchoenwaldEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_715-1


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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Key Citations

  1. Henggeler, S. W. (1989). Delinquency in adolescence (Developmental clinical psychology and psychiatry, Vol. 18, Alan E. Kazdin, Series ed.). Newbury Park: Sage.Google Scholar
  2. Henggeler, S. W., Melton, G. B., & Smith, L. A. (1992). Family preservation using multisystemic therapy: An effective alternative to incarcerating serious juvenile offenders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 60, 953–961.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Henggeler, S. W., Chapman, J. E., Rowland, M. D., Halliday-Boykins, C. A., Randall, J., Shackelford, J., & Schoenwald, S. K. (2008). Statewide adoption and initial implementation of contingency management for substance abusing adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 556–567.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Henggeler, S. W., Schoenwald, S. K., Borduin, C. M., Rowland, M. D., & Cunningham, P. B. (2009). Multisystemic therapy for antisocial behavior in children and adolescents (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  5. Henggeler, S. W. (2011). Efficacy studies to large-scale transport: The development and validation of MST programs. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 7, 351–381.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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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