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Parent Management Training

Welcome to the companion website for Parent Management Training by Alan E. Kazdin, PhD. This website offers supplementary resource material for clinicians and parents in an easily-accessible format as well as select sample passages from Dr. Kazdin's book.


Among the evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents, parent management training (PMT) is without peer. No other treatment for children has been as thoroughly tested and as widely applied as has PMT. In Parent Management Training, Dr. Alan Kazdin brings together the conceptual and empirical bases of this treatment, as applied to children and adolescents with oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior. The book's first half provides a background to PMT, detailing the clinical application of treatment with concrete examples and identifying what can be done to enhance the effects of treatment. The book's second half is a PMT treatment manual that details the practical application of the therapy and contains handouts, charts, and aides for both therapists and parents.

Read the advance praise for the book.


1. Introduction
2. Underlying Principles and Concepts
3. From Principles to Techniques: Positive Reinforcement
4. From Principles to Techniques: Punishment and Extinction
5. Characteristics of Treatment
6. Evidence: Key Findings, Strengths, and Limitations
7. Critical Issues in Applying and Implementing Treatment
8. Parent Management Training in Perspective
Parent Management Training Treatment Manual
Author Index
Subject Index

Resources for Clinicians

For clinicians who have already purchsed the book, the forms found here are downloadable clinical tools for assessment and diagnosis from the treatment manual. Designed to be used in conjunction with the Parent Management Training (PMT) program described in the manual, these forms offer clinicians critical support in their work with parents, children, and adolescents.

Clinicians will also find Useful links for sharing with parents currently in or considering PMT as therapy for aggressive or antisocial behavior in their children. These links are helpful for increasing those parents' understanding of the application of PMT and for developing their parenting skills.

Clinicians are encouraged to visit The Child Conduct Clinic at Yale University, which, under the direction of Dr. Kazdin, offers treatments for families dealing with child conduct problems.

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