Parent Management Training: Positive Reinforcement to Strengthen Pro-Social Behaviors

Tracie Bush, MA, CKPMT & Molly McDonald, LMFT, CKPMT
5 CECs
Friday, October 27, 2017
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Hartford Public Library (Room 026), 500 Main St.

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Children with behavioral problems can be very difficult to treat. Parents often resist seeking help and try to handle the problems themselves, at times resorting to harsh, punitive discipline. Sometimes the advice they receive does not work in setting limits and changing behaviors. In addition, such children can be very difficult for their siblings and peers to deal with, creating a vicious cycle in which the problem just gets worse.

Based on over thirty years of experience working with families whose children have disruptive behavior disorders, the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic, under the guidance of Dr. Alan E. Kazdin, has developed Parent Management Training (PMT). PMT is an evidence based treatment involving strategies that revolve around the use of positive reinforcement, antecedents, practice, and problem solving. PMT greatly improves pro-social behaviors and decreases non-compliant, oppositional, aggressive and antisocial behaviors.

This seminar will enable you to:

  • identify and describe core Parent Management techniques
  • create positive reinforcement programs to strengthen prosocial behaviors
  • teach the use of effective punishment techniques to decrease aggression
  • integrate skills to design effective programs
  • motivate your clients to use skills consistently
  • conduct effective role-plays in session with parents in order to teach skills