Posted on 31/05/2012
Dr Simone Fox receiving the award from Dr Scott Henggeler
Dr Simone Fox, from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London received the Whatever It Takes Award from MST (multisystemic therapy) Services for her dedication to her work with at-risk youth and families.
MST is an intensive family and community-based treatment program that focuses on the entire world of chronic and violent juvenile offenders - their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighbourhoods and friends.
The award is given by MST Services on an annual basis to an individual who has demonstrated creative, out-of-the-box thinking, persistence and dedication to do "whatever it takes" to accomplish positive outcomes for youth and their families undergoing MST. Award selection is based on feedback from the families about their experience with MST and is presented to individuals and organizations that rank in the top one percent among their peers in 12 different countries.
Dr Fox said: “I was surprised and flattered to receive this award. I think that MST is an invaluable intervention and can see the huge changes that it is making to many families who have struggled to achieve results with the more traditional services. The team I supervise has worked extremely hard to engage and work with young people and their families with very complex problems. The award is a recognition of the results and combined effort that has been put in by my colleagues, key stakeholders and the families that we work with.”
Dr Scott Henggeler, the developer of multisystemic therapy, who presented Dr Fox with the award at a MST Services’ European Conference in Oslo, said: “Dr Fox has been instrumental in advancing MST within her community. Her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of at-risk youth is worthy of recognition and we are honoured to present her with this award.”