The Barkley’s Parent Training Program (1997) is the most widely used and investigated intervention in identifying opposing and challenging behaviours in ADHD.

The Barkley method aims to improve parenting skills by reducing the stress of parent-child interactions, in the family circle, then in public places and at school. The aim is to learn effective control strategies which are adapted to disobedient behaviour of ADHD children.

The Barkley method consists of 10 steps organized in 10 bi-monthly sessions. Each one will be taken gradually and will be based on the achievement of the previous one.

This parental skills training program requires a commitment spanning several months and cannot be followed à la carte. The program can be carried out either in an individual session (parent couple) or in a group of several parents to encourage interaction and experience.