Behavioral Parent Training in Couple and Family Therapy
Name of the Strategy or Intervention
Behavioral Parent Training
Parent management training; Parent training
Since its emerging presence in the late 1960s, behavioral parent training (BPT) has been one of the most widely used behavioral interventions for parents of children with behavioral problems. BPT involves clinicians helping parents to define behavior problems accurately, implementing assessment measures that further define the problem and its intensity, and educating parents in the treatment plans that would be appropriate for the problems within their individualized context (Briesmeister and Schaefer 1998). Although this approach has been applied to a variety of child behavioral problems, it is most commonly focused on antisocial behavior, including but not limited to noncompliance, temper tantrums, defiance, and aggressiveness (Serketich and Dumas 1996).
BPT is based upon the principles of behavior modification and social learning...
- Briesmeister, J. M., & Schaefer, C. E. (1998). Handbook of parent training. New York: Wiley.Google Scholar