Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Parenting Skills Training in Couple and Family Therapy

  • Lena M. Lopez BradleyEmail author
  • Jenae P. Torres
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_977


Evidence-based parenting programs; Parent education; Parent education programs; Parent effectiveness training; Parent management training; Parenting


Parenting requires a vast array of skills to guide a child through the developmental stages of life. Countless parent-child interactional sequences shape and inform a child’s perception of self, others, and the world. Parents can face a multitude of challenges as they attempt to establish the rules, roles, customs, beliefs, and values that shape the context of family life. When parents and children encounter obstacles, it can be helpful to seek out outside intervention and resources, such as parenting skills training, to assist in providing additional knowledge, skill building, and support. In cases of child abuse and/or neglect, parents may be required to attend parenting skills training or a specified evidence-based parenting program to ensure that parents or caregivers can provide their children with the safety and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loma Linda UniversityLoma LindaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Brian Baucom
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA