Join A Positive Parenting Group

Behavior Therapy Associates dedicates time with parents supporting their children. As part of the social skills group training, our Positive Parenting Group teaches parents the underlying causes of behavior and how to intervene, as well as how to foster prosocial skills. Through Positive Parenting, we focus on behavior replacement techniques through an understanding of behavioral principles.

With their participation in Positive Parenting Groups and their child’s participation in POWER-Solving® Groups, parents have seen improvement in their 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

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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.