Behavioral parent training: in-person versus electronic delivery

Behavioral parent training has been proven to be an effective and useful tool to not only teach parents the basic principles of applied behavior analysis, but to also aid in helping parents become more successful in managing their child’s behavioral excesses. This study used a pretest and posttest to compare the effectiveness of behavioral parent training delivered in a group-based setting (traditional face-to-face) and digitally delivered via the Internet. The behavioral parent training workshop is funded through and provided by Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC). The traditional face-to-face parent training workshop was taught over a one-day period and the digitally delivered parent training workshop was viewed online and completed over a one-week period. Information delivered amongst the two groups is identical in content. The proposed study will evaluate which delivery modality will aid in obtaining greater knowledge and treatment engagement.