What is Behavioral Parent Training?

Behavioral Parent Training (BPT) is based on the assumption that parenting is one of the most difficult endeavors there is but one for which little training is ever provided. Combining this gap with the needs of children with challenges creates a situation where parents and children can bring out the worst in each other.

BPT addresses this problem by calling on over thirty years of behavioral research to provide parents with an approach that aims to assist in learning how to more effectively manage their child’s behavior so that problem behaviors are reduced and replaced with more socially appropriate actions.

This is accomplished through the development of Home Behavior Change Projects (HBCP) which involves pinpointing a problem behavior, developing a precise definition, implementing a measurement system so as to identify the causes of the problem, and then to apply a systematic behavior intervention plan.

We provide BPT for parents on an individual basis or a group format.

Offering Evaluations and Treatments for

  • developmental disabilities
  • disruptive behaviors
  • feeding problems
  • sleep problems
  • toileting
  • social skills deficits

Getting Started with Behavioral Parent Training

Behavior Therapy Associates dedicates time with parents supporting their children. Through behavioral parent training, our clinicians teach parents the underlying causes of behavior and how to intervene, as well as how to foster prosocial skills. We focus on behavior replacement techniques through an understanding of behavioral principles. We teach parents to pinpoint challenging behaviors, understand why behaviors may be occurring, and identify prosocial skills to replace the challenging behaviors.

Parents can learn critical skills to improve your child’s ability to:

  • Start, maintain, & end a conversation, as well as change topics appropriately
  • Display calming strategies when upset, frustrated or angry
  • Request help appropriately when needed
  • Give others a compliment
  • State triggers that contribute to feeling angry
  • Improve social decision-making and problem-solving

Parent Training in South Jersey, Central Jersey, and North Jersey

Behavior Therapy Associates offices are located in Somerset, New Jersey. However, we continue to offer comprehensive services to those living throughout the state, including south Jersey, central Jersey, and north Jersey, including Atlantic County, Bergen County, NJ, Burlington County, NJ, Camden County, NJ, Cape May County, NJ, Cumberland County, NJ, Essex County, NJ, Gloucester County, NJ, Hudson County, NJ, Hunterdon County, NJ, Mercer County, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ, Monmouth County, NJ, Morris County, NJ, Ocean County, NJ, Passaic County, NJ, Salem County, NJ, Somerset County, NJ, Sussex County, NJ, Union County, NJ, and Warren County, NJ. South Jersey locations include at least the following Cherry Hill, Camden, Gloucester, Pennsauken, Voorhees, and Winslow.

For those who are unable to visit in-person, we suggest inquiring of Behavior Therapy Associates’ telehealth services serving all of New Jersey and other states through PSYPACT.