PMTO is an acronym for Parent Management Training – Oregon. It is a low-threshold service for parents whose children have behavioral problems.

PMTO is offered across Norway in state and municipal services for children and youth.  

Who is this service for?

The service is provided for families with children between three and 12 years with behavioral problems.

What are the aims of the treatment?

The aim of the treatment is for parent and child to re-establish a positive relationship. PMTO also aims to reduce oppositional behavior and promote  positive development.

How we work

The PMTO service involves close collaboration between therapist and family.

  • Weekly meetings between therapist and parents.
  • Both parents should attend if they live together Alternatively, any step-parent who lives with the child should participate.
  • The child participates in the meetings as necessary.
  • The parents receive training in constructive ways of interacting with their child.
  • Focus on positive interaction.
  • Parents and therapist collaborate on developing the main and subsidiary treatment aims.
  • Parents and therapist together asess/adjust ongoing aims throughout the treatment.
  • Treatment usually takes place over six to nine months.

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