The Parent Management Training Oregon Model (PMTO) refers to a set of parent training interventions developed over forty years, originating with the theoretical work, basic research, and intervention development of Gerald Patterson and colleagues at Oregon Social Learning Center. PMTO can be used in family contexts including two biological parents, single-parent, re-partnered, grandparent-led, reunification, and foster families.
PMTO can be used as a preventative program and a treatment program. It can be delivered in many formats, including parent groups, individual family treatment in agencies or home-based and via telephone/video conference delivery, books, audiotapes, and video recordings. PMTO interventions have been tailored for specific youth clinical problems, such as externalizing and internalizing problems, school problems, antisocial behavior, conduct problems, deviant peer association, theft, delinquency, substance abuse, and child neglect and abuse. The individual parent or parent group interventions are appropriate for birth parents whose children have been removed because of maltreatment/neglect.