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PMTO Helps Families

PMTO Helping Families:

Minnesota Guard veterans get help in their return to family life through the ADAPT program, which was designed by Dr. Abigail Gewirtz in consultation with Marion Forgatch and based on PMTO.

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Helping Families
Around the World

Implementation Sciences International, Inc. (ISII) is a research-based, non-profit organization providing training for community practitioners in Parent Management Training – the Oregon Model (PMTO®).

ISII is an affiliate organization of Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) based in Eugene, Oregon. For more than four decades, OSLC scientists have developed and tested a theory-based program to treat and prevent conduct and associated behavior problems in children and adolescents. During the last decade, the focus has shifted to developing and evaluating implementation of the PMTO intervention. ISII is the vehicle through which we bring an empirically supported  treatment program from the research setting into the “real world.” ISII has formed a network of clinical and prevention scientists and practitioners who are committed to extending PMTO to families with children and adolescents with behavioral problems.
The network comprises professionals from North and South America and Europe. They represent the disciplines of social work, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, and school psychology. They all apply PMTO to help families with youngsters with problems ranging from noncompliance to delinquency to substance abuse.

ISII has trained hundreds of professionals from around the world who have, in turn, trained  thousands more. ISII mentors are currently training professionals in Oregon, Michigan, Kansas, New York City, the Netherlands, and Mexico, as well as mentoring administrators and clinicians in PMTO and PMTO-associated methods of prevention and treatment in Iceland, Canada, Denmark, and Norway.

PMTO is listed as an evidence-based program with top scientific ratings by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC) and SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

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