Parent Management Training, as developed by Dr. Alan Kazdin (KPMT), is an evidence-based short term therapy (typically 12-16 sessions), that helps parents cope with the daily challenges of child rearing by teaching them specific skills that enable them to help their children develop age-appropriate prosocial behaviors.
KPMT is well suited for motivated families who seek a skill-based intervention to address a wide range of behavioral problems. These include common issues like bedtime problems, homework impasses and sibling rivalry, to more serious issues such as lying, tantrums and serious school problems. KPMT is effective for children with and without diagnostic labels such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Research shows that over 80% of families who adhere to the program report significant improvement in their child’s behavior, which in turn leads to greater family harmony (see www.yale.edu/yaleparentingcenter and www.alankazdin.com).
I am honored to be one of very few professionals in Westchester County to be fully certified as a KPMT therapist.