Brief Parent Management Training for Child Disruptive Behaviors

Type: eLearning
Date: October 2018

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Jointly provided by the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Cardea

About this Independent Study

Expiration Date: This activity was originally released on October 19, 2018 and is available for continuing education credit until October 18, 2020. Last reviewed/updated on January 21, 2020.

Evidence-based behavioral interventions are recommended as the first-line treatment for childhood disruptive behaviors, but are hard to access in the community. Parent Behavior Management Training is an intervention with strong research support that can be implemented by clinicians in a variety of settings to improve child and family functioning. This course provides an overview of parent management training techniques in a brief format that is ideal for the primary care setting.

Who Should Attend

Physicians, nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialists, behavioral health nurses and physician assistants, and social workers who work with children and parents.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Teach the rationale for parent behavior management training as a treatment for childhood disruptive behavior problems
  • Use techniques to help parents effectively manage challenging child behaviors
  • Address barriers to effective implementation of parent skills training


Erin Gonzalez, PhD is a PAL (Partnership Access Line) Program Consultant for Seattle Children’s Hospital. PAL supports primary care providers (doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) with questions about mental health care such as diagnostic clarification, medication adjustment or treatment planning. Dr. Gonzalez is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

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Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following:

  • Attending the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE Request

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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