We recognize and understand the challenges of parenting a child with a Disruptive Behavior Disorder and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parent-child interactions tend to be problematic among families of children diagnosed with behavioral problems, with negative cycles of interaction being predominant. Promoting positive family interactions has been shown to reduce behavior problems and facilitate positive outcomes for children, adolescents, and families as a whole.
At the Sunfield Center ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Service, we offer evidence-based behavioral parent training in both individual and group formats. For children between the ages of 2-7, we offer an empirically-supported treatment called Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. Several times per year, we offer group parent training for parents of school-aged children. This 12-session evidence-based group intervention is based on the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD.