Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Oregon Model of Behavior Family Therapy

  • Diana J. SemmelhackEmail author
  • Natalie Berry
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_166

Name of Model

The Oregon Model of Behavior Family Therapy


Parent Management Training Model; The Family Check-Up Model; Treatment Foster Care Model


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