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.
Return to Blueprints Bulletin Issue 3. July 2017.