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Parent Management Training (PMT)

Parent Management Training is a 14-week parent-training intervention that is designed to improve oppositional/defiant behaviors in children and adolescents. The program is delivered to parents and children in 12 consecutive weekly sessions lasting 75 minutes, with the 13th session occurring 2 weeks later. Parents learn to be more consistent and contingent in their behavior management practices, including use of clear and direct commands, differential attention, contingent reinforcement, response cost, and time-out from reinforcement. The parent-child joint sessions allow parents to practice new strategies in the clinical setting.

Read the Program Fact Sheet

Return to Blueprints Bulletin Issue 3. July 2017.


Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute of Behavioral Science
UCB 483, Boulder, CO 80309


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currently funded by Arnold Ventures (formerly the Laura and John Arnold Foundation) and historically has received funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.