Renne Dragomir | Research Associate

Renne DragomirRenne Rodriguez Dragomir, MA Ed, PCC-S, IMFT, LICDC-CS, is a Research Associate and Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Expert with the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Renne currently provides consultation and training to teams across Ohio and in Detroit, Michigan in successfully implementing Multisystemic Therapy in their communities. She also works with community stakeholders, and supports the dissemination of MST programs. Most recently, Renne was selected to receive the “Whatever It Takes” award in the MST Expert/Consultant category.

Renne started as an MST Therapist in 2000 and moved into the MST Supervisor role before assuming her current role as MST Expert. In addition to MST, she also provides outpatient counseling at a private practice, taking a systemic approach to her work with families, couples, and individuals. She also offers substance abuse assessments and works with EAP-referred clients.

Renne has been doing outpatient therapy since 1998. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Akron. She also received a counseling degree with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and is also licensed in chemical dependency counseling.

Her work with MST involves 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, neighborhoods and friends. It is an evidence-based practice, and has had over 30 years of research and 18 studies. Several organizations have verified MST as an evidence-based treatment including Blueprints for Violence Prevention, Office of the Surgeon General, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, and SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).


Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment that addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocial behavior in juvenile offenders. The multisystemic approach views individuals as being nested within a complex network of interconnected systems that encompass individual, family and extra-familial (peer, school, neighborhood) factors. Intervention may be necessary in any one or a combination of these systems.

Media Coverage

Case Daily | Begun Center researcher wins annual award from MST Services
Renne Dragomir has been awarded the 2011 “Whatever It Takes” award from MST Services, an organization focused on implementing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to improve the lives of troubled youth and the lives of their families. Read Article

Renne Dragomir | Personal Information

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