Howard Liddle (1948)
Dr. Howard Liddle is a pioneer in the field of substance abuse, delinquency, and family therapy. He is currently a Professor at the University of Miami in the Departments of Public Health Sciences, Psychology and Counseling Psychology, and a board-certified diplomate in Family Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology, ABPP). He developed Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), a critically acclaimed new generation evidence-based family treatment for substance abusing adolescents more than 30 years ago, and has been a leading figure in the field ever since. Today, MDFT has 150 teams in various sites in 22 countries. Dr. Liddle has published over 200 articles, book chapters, and DVDs demonstrating how to deliver MDFT.
Career Trajectory and Research Contributions
Dr. Liddle’s research focuses on the development, testing, implementation, and dissemination of MDFT for youth substance abuse and delinquency. He began his career in 1974,...
- Liddle, H. A. (2009). Multidimensional Family Therapy for adolescent drug abuse: Clinician’s manual. Center City: Hazelden Publishing Co.Google Scholar
- Liddle, H. A. (2016b). Multidimensional Family Therapy. In T. Sexton & J. Lebow (Eds.), Handbook of family therapy. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
- Rigter, H., Rowe, C. L., Gantner, A., Mos, K., Nielsen, P., Phan, O., … Liddle, H. A. (2015). From research to practice: The international implementation of Multidimensional Family Therapy. In N. el-Guebaly, G. Carrà, & M. Galanter (Eds.), Textbook of addiction treatment: International perspectives. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
- Dr. Liddle’s research and clinical articles, and MDFT training DVD are available at www.mdft.org.