Parent Management Training – Oregon Model (PMTO)

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Program/Intervention Name

Parent Management Training - Oregon Model (PMTO)


Behavioral Management and Treatment, Child Mental Health - externalizing, Family Functioning, Parenting Skills - Training and Enhancement, Child Mental Health - internalizing

Program/Intervention Description

Parenting Management Training - The Oregon Model (PMTO) is a theory-based intervention to prevent internalizing and externalizing conduct behaviors and associated problems and promote healthy child adjustment. PMTO provides recently separated single mothers with 14 weekly group sessions to learn effective parenting practices including skill encouragement, limit-setting, problem-solving, monitoring, and positive involvement. PMTO also includes strategies to help parents decrease coercive exchanges with their children and use contingent positive reinforcements (e.g., praise, incentives) to promote prosocial behavior. Topics are presented in an integrated, step-by-step approach and are typically introduced in one or more sessions, then reviewed and revisited throughout the remainder of the program.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12, 13-17, Parent/Adult

Program Goals/Outcomes

reducing child behavior problems, promoting healthy child development, improves family management practices that promote social skills and cooperation and prevent, reduce and reverse the development of moderate to severe conduct problems in youngsters

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 6: General Population

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 1: Effective and proven by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Marion S. Forgatch, Ph.D.


ISII Headquarters

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(541) 485-2711

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)