Renne Rodriguez Dragomir  |  Research Associate &  IHBT Consultant

Renne Rodriguez Dragomir, MEd, LPCC-S, IMFT-S, LICDC-CS, is a Research Associate and  IHBT (Intensive Home-Based Therapy) Consultant with the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Renne provided consultation and training for 10 years to MST (Multisystemic Therapy) teams across Ohio, Michigan, and North Carolina to successfully implement the practice in their communities. She also worked with community stakeholders, and supported the dissemination of MST programs. Her work with MST involved 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). In 2011, Renne was selected to receive the “Whatever It Takes” award in the MST Expert/Consultant category.

She now provides consultation and training to IHBT teams in Columbus, Ohio, which work with psychiatric acute youth and their families. IHBT is a promising practice, and thrives in a community with several other home-based treatment practices and providers. In addition to consulting and training, 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 beenproviding outpatient therapy since 1998. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Education degree from the University of Akron. She also earned a counseling degree with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is also licensed in chemical dependency counseling. She also provides fidelity reviews for home-based teams across the state, and trainings at the college level regarding EBP’s, IHBT, and other promising practices.  

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