Brief Parent Management Training for Child Disruptive Behaviors

Evidence-based behavioral interventions are recommended as the first-line treatment for childhood disruptive behaviors, but are hard to access in the community. Parent Behavior Management Training is an intervention with strong research support that can be implemented by clinicians in a variety of settings to improve child and family functioning. This self-paced course provides an overview of parent management training techniques in a brief format that is ideal for the primary care setting.

At the completion of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Teach the rationale for parent behavior management training as a treatment for childhood disruptive behavior problems.
  • Use techniques to help parents effectively manage challenging child behaviors.
  • Address barriers to effective implementation of parent skills training.

Author/Presenter: Erin Gonzalez, PhD is a PAL (Partnership Access Line) Program Consultant for Seattle Children’s Hospital. PAL supports primary care providers (doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) with questions about mental health care such as diagnostic clarification, medication adjustment or treatment planning. Dr. Gonzalez is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.