Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Oregon Model of Behavior Family Therapy

  • Diana SemmelhackEmail author
  • Natalie Berry
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_166-1

Name of Model

The Oregon Model of Behavior Family Therapy



The Oregon Model of Behavior Family Therapy includes various intervention strategies that work to address and manage problem behaviors in children and adolescents as well as to assist parents in managing these behaviors. A core feature of the Oregon Model is its emphasis on “supporting the behavior management skills of care giving adults, including both daily social interactions processes (e.g., reinforcement patterns) but also improving and tracking and monitoring of children’s behavior” (p. 2, Dishion et al. 2016). The Oregon Model is based on three integrated theories of behavioral family therapy which were each orientated within the system. These models include the Parent Management Training – Oregon Model (PMTO), the Family Check-Up (FCU), and the Treatment Foster Care Oregon Model (TFCO). These models in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Midwestern UniversityDowners GroveUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Datchi
    • 1
  • Ryan M. Earl
    • 2
  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA