Group Behavioural Parent Training (BPT) for Children with ADHD

The main goals of parent-training programmes are to teach the principles of child behaviour management, increase parental competence and confidence in raising children and to improve the parent/carer-child relationship by using good communication and positive attention to aid the child’s development. Programmes typically take place weekly for one-hour and run for between 8 – 16 weeks. Trained therapists facilitate the sessions. An example of a programme is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Target group Children aged 3 – 11 with ADHD
Focus of intervention
    Level of intervention
    • Treatment
    Outcomes affected
    • Good behaviour
    Impact of intervention

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms: -0.25
    Disruptive behaviour disorder symptoms: -0.44*

    *statistically significant at p<0.05

    Figure(s) taken from this report.

    Meta-analysis updated in August 2013.

    Risk & protective factors targeted

    Cost-benefit analysis

    Source of benefits

    Contact information
    Local authorities running the intervention in the UK
    • UK-wide

    Please contact us if you are running this intervention in the UK.