Parent management training

Paul A Mabe, M. K. Turner, A. M. Josephson

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Abstract

As the estimates of prevalence and cost of mental health problems in our children continue to rise, it is incumbent on our society to have an effective and cost-efficient means to address this health crisis. Consistently, the research literature indicates that PMT offers great promise as an efficacious treatment of conduct-disordered children. There are recent studies of PMT's benefits as a preventive intervention that not only improves children's conduct but also positively affects parent-child relationships, mood, social competence, and school adjustment or performance. Although relatively untested, there are indications that PMT also could play an important adjunctive role in the treatment of internalizing disorders. As a curriculum-driven and didactic form of treatment, PMT is highly adaptable to various treatment and prevention contexts, and from a managed care perspective, PMT's structure allows its costs to be well defined and managed. Despite these positive attributes, however, few clinics systematically offer PMT as a treatment option, and third-party payers have been reluctant to cover its costs. Although it is conceded that much needs to be learned about the scope of PMT's effectiveness and the modifications that are necessary to improve its adaptability to high-risk families, it is proposed that PMT should join the mainstream of broadly available health care provisions for children and their families. This broad inclusion of PMT requires mental health educators to include PMT training as a standard part of provider training, requires that third-party payers include PMT as a covered service, and requires that local and federal governments support the proliferation of PMT in treatment and prevention initiatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-464
Number of pages14
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume10
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 26 2001

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Health Insurance Reimbursement
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mental Health
Therapeutics
Health Educators
Parent-Child Relations
Social Adjustment
Local Government
Federal Government
Managed Care Programs
Curriculum
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Research
Social Skills

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Mabe, P. A., Turner, M. K., & Josephson, A. M. (2001). Parent management training. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 10(3), 451-464.

Parent management training. / Mabe, Paul A; Turner, M. K.; Josephson, A. M.

In: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 10, No. 3, 26.06.2001, p. 451-464.

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Mabe, PA, Turner, MK & Josephson, AM 2001, 'Parent management training', Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 451-464.
Mabe, Paul A ; Turner, M. K. ; Josephson, A. M. / Parent management training. In: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2001 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 451-464.
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