Our network of scientists, practitioners, and staff from North American, Central America, and Europe provides extensive training and support for our many different implementation sites and projects. With expertise from our collaborators around the world, we are able to tailor programs for each community, effectively adapting GenerationPMTO to a variety of cultures and settings.
The following is an alphabetical listing of GenerationPMTO network members within geographical units, beginning with Implementation Sciences International, Inc. (ISII) staff and members of the Board of Directors located in Eugene, Oregon. After this group, we have listed members in the United States, followed by members in other countries. Each of these people can be found in listings provided on other pages of our website, according to their participation in the different teams that support our programs throughout the world.
ISII Board of Directors
Douglas Carnine, Ph.D.
Chair, ISII Board of Directors
Douglas Carnine, Professor Emeritus University of Oregon, specialized in evidence-based practices, especially curriculum design for at-risk k-12 students. He has written over a 100 scholarly articles, chapters and books and lectured around the world. He received the Life Time Achievement award from the Council for Exceptional Children, the Ersted Award for Outstanding Teaching at the University of Oregon, and a Presidential appointment to the National Institute for Literacy. Dr. Carnine has directed or co-directed over 20 federally funded grants, totaling over $15,000,000. He has consulted on evidence-based practices and policies with government groups at the federal, state, and local levels, teachers unions, business organizations, and community groups.
Member, ISII Board of Directors
Prior to joining the ISII Board of Directors in 2016, I was the Administrator of ISII from 2005 until my retirement in 2016. I bring, to my new role on the Board, my experience with the administrative functions of the organization including its financial structure, contracts, and employee and independent contractor relations. Prior to joining ISII in October of 2005, I worked with OSLC for 19 years in a wide variety of research positions, including coding, assessment, assessment supervision, and project coordination. Outside of my continued role with ISII are my chosen and beloved roles as husband to Georgie, stepdad to Cass and grandfather to Wren. I love the home I live in with Georgie. It's my favorite place to be with my favorite person. I'm a lucky guy.
Georgia Layton, M.A.
Member, ISII Board of Directors
Georgia Layton received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1972 and her Master of Science Degree in Special Education at the University of Oregon in 1977. She has been involved in the teaching of children with special needs from infants to early elementary school since graduate school. Currently, Georgia is the Director of the Early Education Program (EEP), a non-profit program that will serve 250 preschool age children this year. Most have special education needs. During her teaching career and as an administrator, Georgia has advocated the use of a variety of naturalistic behavioral strategies like incidental teaching as well as the Direct Instruction principles. The past five years, Georgia has embraced and particularly focused on the teaching of emotional literacy and emotional regulation in EEP’s 19 classrooms. Her areas of interest are preschool education and curriculum design, preschoolers who are at risk for or have special education needs, language and pre-literacy instruction, emotion literacy and regulation, and the dissemination of effective teaching practices.
Stephanie Bryson, Ph.D., MSW
Member, ISII Board of Directors
Dr. Stephanie Bryson is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Portland State University. She conducts research on the rights and needs of children and families involved in multiple systems of care and teaches courses on social justice practice, program evaluation, and mental health. She is recipient of NIMH, DHHS, REACH Healthcare Foundation, and Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funding and has served as Principal Investigator or Co-PI of more than 30 studies of children with special health care needs. Dr. Bryson began her collaboration with ISII while serving as Co-Principal Investigator of a five-year demonstration project which tested the effectiveness of PMTO in reducing the time children spend in foster care (DHHS, Children's Bureau, Permanency Innovations Initiative, 2010-2015). She also served as the initial PI of an evaluation of phone-administered PMTO delivered by the Canadian Mental Health Association in Vancouver, British Columbia (2015-2016).
Eyvind Elgesem., MSW
Member, ISII Board of Directors
Eyvind Elgesem, a retired Assistant Director at The Regional Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Health Regions East and South, Norway (RBUP), started his career as an outreach social worker in Oslo, working with marginalized youths and drug users. He got involved in HIV prevention in the 80s, working at the Oslo City Board of Health, and served as a co-leader in WHO workshops on “Counselling for HIV Prevention”. He went on to leadership positions in public and private social work, child welfare, and mental health organizations. He got involved in the Norwegian implementation of PMTO from the outset and was part of the first Norwegian group visiting OSLC in 1998. Working with OSLC and ISII from 2002 until 2007, he was responsible for organizing The Norwegian PMTO Implementation Study in Norway. He served as Assistant Director of ISII, was on the Board of Directors and took part in the ISII implementation of PMTO in The Netherlands. From 2008-2012 he served in leadership positions in The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Families, and then at RBUP from 2012 until retirement in 2019. He has been Chair of The Norwegian Association of Social Workers’ Board of Ethics, and member of the Editorial Board of The Norwegian Journal of Social Work. He has published articles on Social Work Ethics and Child and Adolescent Mental Health issues, given multiple presentations and been involved in education and training programs for leaders and practitioners. He is a certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He was certified as a PMTO Specialist by Drs. Forgatch and Patterson in 2004.
Marion S. Forgatch, Ph.D.
ISII Founder, Executive Director, Director of Research, Senior PMTO Mentor, ISII FIMP Consensus Team member
Dr. Forgatch is Senior Scientist Emerita at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC), where she developed and tested programs for families with children who were diagnosed with or at-risk for child adjustment problems and substance abuse. In 2001, Dr. Forgatch founded ISII to conduct implementation projects based on GenerationPMTO developed at OSLC. Since 2000, Dr. Forgatch and members of the GenerationPMTO network have adapted and applied the intervention for use with diverse populations, including Spanish-speaking families, mothers living in shelters to escape homelessness or violence, parents whose children have been place in care, and most recently for national guardsmen and women reintegrating home following service in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Forgatch is co-author with Dr. Gerald R. Patterson of Parents and Adolescents, a set of books for parents and clinicians and Raising Cooperative Children, a soon-to-be-published book for parents and clinicians. She has co-authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and audio and video tapes for parents. A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Forgatch has received awards from the Society of Prevention Research (Friend of the Early Career Prevention Network in 2003 and Award for International Collaborative Prevention Research in 2008) and the American Family Therapy Academy (Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research in 2012).
I am a parent and stepparent in a blended family with 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren. When we were younger, my husband and I were whitewater wilderness canoeists who traveled many of the rivers in Northern Canada, including the Horton River in the NWT to the Arctic Ocean, and the Churchill, Seal and Hayes Rivers in Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
I was fortunate enough to begin working for Marion Forgatch and her team in June 1997. I relocated to Eugene in 1993 from Los Angeles with a background in the legal field. I received a liberal arts bachelor’s degree from Johnston College at the University of Redlands in Southern California. I have one grown daughter (raised with GenerationPMTO principles!) and enjoy traveling and U of O football. Go Ducks! My passion is volunteering as a foster mom with a local rescue, taking in all kinds of cats and dogs on their way to their forever homes.
Luann J. Gray, LMSW
As the leader of a statewide implementation, and well known for generous support and infectious humor, Luann comes to us with an impressive skillset. She is part of the clinical team that trains and coaches GenerationPMTO practitioners; Luann also conducts fidelity reviews and collaborates on our marketing efforts. Please see her full bio under Michigan below.
Senior GenerationPMTO Mentor, ISII FIMP Team Leader
Currently, I am working as a GenerationPMTO therapist, coach, and trainer with ISII. Prior to my rewarding experience with ISII, I worked as an elementary school counselor for 10 years. In this capacity, I was able to support families in crisis, facilitate small support groups for students, and work within a team to create behavior support plans for both students and staff with a focus on prevention. My prevention work in the schools included Parent Education, classroom instruction, staff education and coordination of the school-wide Positive Behavior Support and Interventions team.
The foundation for my behavior expertise was acquired over the 16 years that I worked at OSLC in a number of roles: coding behavior and emotional expression, working with families, and facilitating parent training groups and providing Social Skills Instruction as part of the LIFT project.
My husband and I have 2 great young adults who are becoming the independent people I’d hoped they would be.
Laura Rains, M.A., LCSW
ISII Director of Implementation and Training, Senior GenerationPMTO Mentor, ISII FIMP Consensus Team
Once upon a time I was an editor at a small newspaper and I wanted to get better, so I earned a Masters degree in journalism, health education and sociology at the University of Oregon. To support my studies, I worked as a research assistant at OSLC on the landmark Oregon Youth Study, and soon after became a parent group facilitator with a school-based intervention and the Oregon Divorce Study. I was captivated by family work! Back to graduate school I went to earn an MSW. Over the past 25 years, I’ve coordinated assessment, worked with children, adults and families, and learned from all of ISII’s implementations of GenerationPMTO.
I currently plan and design ISII’s training programs, co-author educational materials and book chapters, and train, coach and troubleshoot across systems. I feel so lucky to connect with a lovely ensemble of colleagues locally, nationally, and internationally while enjoying the scenery along the way. I’m grateful for exemplary mentoring by Marion Forgatch and Nancy Knutson, and I love to learn about new therapeutic techniques and methods. The beauty of Oregon, learning about teenage life with my bonus daughter, and the antics of my sweet animal family bring me joy.
Cathy Scissors-Collins, M.A.
ISII FIMP Team, GenerationPMTO Coach
Cathy has been providing services to youth and families in Lane County for over 30 years. Since 2006, Cathy has been actively involved in GenerationPMTO as a coach and an active member of the ISII FIMP Team. She has also facilitated PTC parenting groups and provided parenting education to step-families. Prior to ISII, she worked in the public schools as a drug prevention counselor and sign language interpreter, and provided outpatient drug treatment to adolescents. Her educational degrees include an MA - Counseling, University of California at Santa Barbara (1985), BS - Psychology, University of Missouri (1983), and BA – ASL/English Interpretation, Western Oregon University (1997). Her interest in working with families has developed with the growth of her own family. Cathy has three daughters who teach her much about the challenges and joys of parenting.
Margrét Sigmarsdóttir, Ph.D.
ISII Director of Fidelity, Research Coordinator, Senior GenerationPMTO Mentor, ISII FIMP Consensus Team Leader
Dr. Sigmarsdóttir, Ph.D., is a specialist in clinical child psychology and received her degree from the University of Copenhagen. She is an implementation leader at the Government Agency for Child Protection in Iceland, where she leads a nationwide PMTO project. In 2000, Margrét began her PMTO training. She is the ISII Director of Fidelity, overseeing fidelity operations for ISII’s international implementation sites, and the ISII Research Coordinator, providing oversight of research activities occurring in the PMTO network. Margrét’s publications in international peer-reviewed journals address issues concerning behavior problems, implementation science, and program effectiveness. She has also co-authored book chapters and PMTO educational materials. Margrét has a husband and three children, all of whom have contributed to the development of PMTO in Iceland. She likes outdoor activities and spending time in nature.
I have enjoyed working with ISII as Projects Coordinator since 2013 and as Administrator since early 2016. Prior to joining ISII, I worked for 18 years as a Project Coordinator and in a variety of other roles on federally-funded, longitudinal research grants at OSLC. I immensely enjoyed working in research and have found fresh excitement in being part of implementation science. I received a bachelor's of science in psychology at the University of Oregon in 1996. I enjoy working in a variety of capacities at ISII as well as working with a group of talented, intelligent and caring individuals, both within ISII and at our various implementation sites and projects. Among my responsibilities, I act as Business Manager for ISII, assist the Director of Implementation and Training with organizing training activities, and liaise with our programmers to develop the databases and technologies that support training and fidelity monitoring across our various implementations. When I am not at work, I can be found playing with my family, camping, traveling, hiking, and enjoying the beauty of Oregon living.
Jane R Towne
I have the great pleasure of assisting ISII’s Leadership team along the road to improving family relationships around the globe. My role involves supporting, coordinating, listening to, and documenting the process of this evolving work. I am a behind-the-scenes organizer for ISII, sharing my time with an executive support position on the research side of Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC). When the workday ends, you might find me in my garden playing with watercolors, building Lego contraptions with my grandchildren, or exploring this beautiful landscape with my dear husband and friend.
Carol Warren, MSW
GenerationPMTO Coach, ISII FIMP Team Member
Carol has been with ISII since 2017, as a GenerationPMTO therapist, a FIMP team member and as a GenerationPMTO Coach. She shares her time between ISII and ODI, where she is a KEEP Coach and trainer. Carol earned her MSW from University of Washington, with an additional certificate in the Child Welfare Advancement Training Program. She has been working with children and families for over twenty years. She has experience working as a child welfare case manager, as a school-based mental health professional, and a school-based behavioral specialist. Carol and her husband, Micah moved to Eugene in 2013 with their three sons. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and running all of the wonderful trails of track town.
Nicki Hines, LMSW
Fidelity Team Leader for Kansas
In addition to being the Fidelity team leader in Kansas, Nicki is a certified PMTO therapist, coach and fidelity rater for the Kansas Intensive Permanency Project (KIPP), the PMTO program in her state. She has worked in Kansas Child Welfare for over 12 years and is a supervisor for the Family Preservation Program at KVC Behavioral Healthcare of Kansas. Nicki and her husband have three wonderful sons, two who are adults and one six year old that keeps them very busy! They are a baseball loving family and enthusiastic fans of the Kansas City Royals!
Luann J. Gray, LMSW
State PMTO Manager, GenerationPMTO Mentor
I have worked in Michigan’s Community Mental Health system for over 25 years. Within the system I have held a variety of positions from Intensive Home Base worker to Supervisor within the Family and Children’s department. In 2004, I was part of the first Michigan group to be trained in PMTO. In 2007, Jim Wotring, Director of Programs and Services for Children with a Serious Emotional Disturbance, invited me to become the PMTO State Coordinator. Since taking this position, I have worked with many people to implement and sustain the PMTO model in Michigan. I have been honored to present nationally and internationally on the excellent work we do in Michigan, and I am pleased to provide training and consultation with ISII implementations outside of Michigan. I have always enjoyed teamwork, so it is quite a benefit to see it at play in the work we all do in Michigan. In playing sports myself and growing up in the Detroit area, I was and still am lucky to see a strong team model in my Detroit Tigers baseball team. GO TIGERS!
Rebecca Clore, LMSW
Fidelity Team Leader for Michigan
Rebecca is the Quality Services and Compliance Manager for Family & Children Services in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she is responsible for the organization’s quality assurance and quality improvement efforts. This includes supporting outcome and evaluation efforts for both behavioral health and child welfare programs within the organization. Rebecca started PMTO training in 2006 and is now a Certified PMTO clinician, PTC facilitator, coach, trainer, and fidelity rater. In 2013, Rebecca began co-leading Michigan’s FIMP Teams, and two years later, assumed leadership for all three Michigan FIMP teams. Rebecca is married to Adam and is the proud momma to 9 year old Maddy and 6 year old Lily, both of whom were present at many Michigan PMTO trainings and workshops!
Cheryl Greer, LMSW
Cheryl began her career as a crisis telephone counselor and a trainer of empathy counseling and suicide prevention, holding both clinical and administrative positions over the years. In 2006, Cheryl was part of the first Michigan group to be trained in PMTO and achieved certification as a PMTO Specialist in 2007. Over the next few years, she became certified as a PMTO Coach and fidelity rater and became Lead Coach for Michigan’s PMTO Region 7 (Wayne County). She was proud to represent Wayne County at the 1st Global PMTO Conference in Norway 2011 and worked as a coach trainer for the Kansas KIPP project. She was appointed as State Lead Coach in Michigan in 2014 and collaborates with ISII to provide trainings for PMTO practitioners in Michigan. Cheryl’s educational background includes a BA in Psychology from Oakland University (1979) and Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University (1982). She has worked for Lincoln Behavioral Services in Wayne County since 1987 where she lives with her daughter, Tami, and their dog, Molly. As a PMTO mom, she has learned, first hand, the confidence that PMTO brings to parenting and the joy it rekindles in family relationships.
J. Rubén Parra-Cardona, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Parra-Cardona is now an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. He was previously an Associate Professor in the program of couple and family therapy at Michigan State University. He is involved in research focused on the cultural adaptation of the PMTO intervention. Specifically, he completed an exploratory study with funding provided by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), aimed at testing the impact of two culturally informed versions of PMTO interventions. Dr. Parra-Cardona closely collaborated in this project with Dr. Marion Forgatch (ISII), Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodriguez (Utah State University and ISII), as well as Co-Investigators from Michigan State University (MSU), MSU-Extension, and University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He received K01 funding support to inform his prevention work according to epidemiological science, as well as to conduct an exploratory study to test the impact of a PMTO-informed parenting intervention with Latino families with young adolescents. His research focuses on the evaluation of cultural relevance of services for Latino survivors and reduction of violent behaviors by Latino abusers.
Rosa Thomas, Ph.D.
Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D., L.P.
GenerationPMTO Mentor, ISII FIMP Consensus Team
Dr. Gewirtz is the John and Nancy Lindahl Leadership Professor in the Department of Family Social Science and the Institute of Child Development, and director of the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the development, effectiveness testing, and implementation of targeted prevention programs that promote child resilience among highly stressed families including those affected by military deployment, and war.
Over more than a decade, Dr. Gewirtz’s research has been funded by the US National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Department of Defense. Dr. Gewirtz is Principal Investigator on two randomized controlled trials to develop and test After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools/ADAPT, a web-enhanced PMTO intervention for military families with parents returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She has published and presented widely on parenting, trauma, and child adjustment, extending parent training models for populations affected by traumatic stress, and the role of community sectors of care as portals for family-based prevention.
Elizabeth Wieling, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Wieling is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. Her early research focused on developing a better understanding of cross-cultural dynamics present in therapy and advancing clinical models that more adequately fit the cultural characteristics of Latino/a populations. This work has evolved into investigations of preventive and clinical interventions demonstrating efficacy as well as effectiveness with at-risk and trauma affected populations in the United States and abroad. Dr. Wieling was the recipient of a K01 Research Scientist Career Development Award funded by NIMH called “Implementing the Parenting Through Change Model with Latina Single Mothers” (2003-2008), a study to adapt and extend PMTO for Latina single mothers. Her current research agenda involves integrating her previous cross-cultural work and prevention background to develop ecological and culturally relevant multi-component interventions for populations affected by traumatic stress, particularly related to organized violence, war, and disaster. This research is being conducted with refugee and immigrant populations in the United States and in several international contexts including Mexico, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and Brazil. Dr. Wieling has developed, in collaboration with ISII, a culturally adapted PTC curriculum for families in Northern Uganda who have been affected by psychological trauma related to war, organized violence, and disaster.
Ana Baumann, Ph.D.
ISII FIMP Team, Trainer, Coach
Dr. Baumann is interested in the cultural adaptation and the implementation of PMTO in different settings for different populations, particularly with Latinos families. Most recently, she has been testing training strategies using technology to facilitate the delivery of PMTO to low-resource and international settings. She is also collaborating with Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodríguez to introduce PMTO training in a university setting, blending face-to-face and web-based learning to train doctoral and post-doctoral students from five different universities. But most importantly, Ana loves to constantly learn PMTO and be part of the PMTO family so she can be a better mom to her two kids, Cecilia and Nicolas.
Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, Ph.D., L.P.
GenerationPMTO Mentor, ISII FIMP Consensus Team
Dr. Domenech Rodríguez began her collaborations with Dr. Forgatch in 1999 and attended her first PMTO training workshop in Eugene, Oregon in 2000. She has supported ISII implementations in Michigan, Kansas, and New York. She has also been involved in PMTO intervention research. Dr. Domenech Rodríguez received National Institutes of Mental Health K01 award (2003-2008) to culturally adapt and deliver a PMTO intervention with Spanish-speaking Latino families. She has also participated in grant-funded research to test the effectiveness of PMTO-informed interventions with Spanish-speaking Latinos in Mexico City, Mexico and Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Domenech Rodríguez is a professor of psychology at Utah State University where she teaches courses in ethics, multiculturalism/diversity, and clinical/counseling practice. She practices her PMTO skills at home with her two daughters, María Luisa and Ana Cecilia
Gøye Thorn Svendsen, M.Sc., L.P.
National PMTO Program Manager, National Board of Social Services, Denmark; Fidelity Team Leader for Denmark
Since 2007, I have been national program manager of the PMTO implementation in Denmark under the National Board of Social Services. During the training of the first team of Danish PTC group leaders, the Danish Fidelity Team was established. As the Fidelity Team Leader in Denmark, I find it extremely interesting to work with FIMP and I look forward to further development for maintaining the quality of family involvement.
The primary focus of my professional work is to cultivate effective interventions for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Therefore, it has been an incredibly exciting task to bring a strong evidence-based program such as PMTO to Denmark’s families. I have been pleased to assist in the dissemination of evidence-based interventions in school as well. In addition to being a psychologist, previously I was Head of the School Psychological Office, an Assistant Professor and Consultant at the University of Educational and Didactic Studies, and a teacher in public school for specialist classes, special education and social-emotional learning programs. From 2008 to 2015, I was program manager for the Danish SW-PBIS implementation and for PMTO in Denmark. In the SW-PBIS implementation, the aim is to saafeguard the welfare and mental health for all students. Since 2013, it has been my responsibility to develop projects to establish strong parental involvement in school and to develop preventive group interventions related to PMTO for the most vulnerable students.
Margrét Sigmarsdóttir, Ph.D.
National PMTO Program Manager, ISII Director of Fidelity, Research Coordinator, Senior GenerationPMTO Mentor, ISII Consensus Team Leader
Dr. Sigmarsdóttir serves as National PMTO Program Manager in Iceland in addition to being an important member of the ISII Staff. Please see her bio above.
Edda Vikar Guðmundsdóttir, Cand. Psych.
GenerationPMTO Mentor, Fidelity Team Leader for Iceland
Edda is a licensed psychologist (Cand. Psych.), educated in Iceland and New York City. She has had many years of training in the PMTO intervention, first as a therapist, then later as a FIMP rater, trainer, and coach. She began her carrier as a school psychologist in 2004 and soon thereafter became a certified PMTO therapist. She is currently working as an assistant implementer of PMTO at The Government Agency for Child Protection in Iceland along with Dr. Margrét Sigmarsdóttir, the project’s leader. For some years now, Edda has also worked with ISII and provided coaching and training for different sites in the US that are implementing PMTO. Edda is a co-author on three papers Margrét Sigmarsdóttir has published including one paper about the implementation of PMTO in Iceland and two papers presenting findings from an outcome research on the effects of PMTO therapy in Iceland.
Edda lives in downtown Reykjavík, Iceland and spends her free time with her son and daughter, bicycling around the city, eating good food and reading good novels. Her heart is never far from NYC where a large part of her family resides.
Nancy Amador Buenabad
ISII FIMP Team, Trainer, Coach
Gonnie Albrecht, M.Sc.
National PMTO Program Manager, Trainer, Coach
Gonnie, a psychologist and licensed cognitive behavioral therapist, serves as the Program Manager for PMTO in the Netherlands and was trained and certified by ISII as a PMTO therapist during the first PMTO training in the Netherlands from 2006 to 2008. She works at PI Research, a center for program development, training and research in Amsterdam, which administers PMTO programs nationwide. Since 1998, Gonnie has been involved in the implementation of evidenced based programs in the Netherlands and, in collaboration with ISII, has trained group facilitators for Parenting through Change – for Reunification (PTC-R) in New York City. Together with her husband, Gonnie practices PMTO skills in everyday life, raising her three children.
Jolle Tjaden, M.Sc.
Global Fidelity Team Leader for the Netherlands, Trainer, Coach
Jolle is a psychologist and serves as the Fidelity Team Leader in the Netherlands and was trained and certified by ISII as a PMTO therapist during the first PMTO training in the Netherlands from 2006 to 2008. In 2007, he began work at PI Research, a center for program development, training and research in Amsterdam, which administers PMTO programs nationwide. At PI Research, Jolle has been involved in the implementation of evidenced based programs including PMTO in the Netherlands and, in collaboration with ISII, has trained group facilitators for Parenting through Change – for Reunification (PTC-R) in New York City.
Elisabeth Askeland, Cand. Psych.
National PMTO Program Manager, Trainer
Since 1999, Elisabeth Askeland has been the Clinical Director for the Department of Child Program Development at the Norwegian Center for Child Behavioral Development, affiliate University of Oslo. She helped plan and establish the Center during her five years as an adviser in the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family Affairs. During her years as Clinical Director, she has been the leader of the nationwide implementation of PMTO and its subsequent interventions, including the preventive program TIBIR and the school-wide PALS model in Norway. She supervises PMTO training, supervision, and certification work and monitors the quality assurance activities that maintain program fidelity at all levels in community and organizations. Elisabeth completed her training as a psychologist in 1980 and became a specialist in clinical psychology in 1991 after completing five years in this specialization. Throughout most of her professional work, she has devoted herself to the field of developing and implementing effective interventions and programs to prevent and treat children and families at risk, both nationwide and abroad.
Anett Apeland, Cand. Psych.
Fidelity Team Leader for Norway
Anett Apeland is the Assistant Clinical Director in the Department for Child Program Development in Atferdssenteret (The Norwegian Center for Child Behavioral Development) and a specialist in clinical psychology. She was trained and certified by ISII as a PMTO therapist during the first PMTO training in Norway from 1999-2001, and has worked in the National Implementation Team (NIT) at Atferdssenteret since she was certified. Together with Elisabeth Askeland, the National leader of PMTO in Norway, she has been responsible for the training and certification of Norwegian therapists since 2002 and for FIMP training in Norway since 2011. She is currently the Fidelity Team Leader for Norway. Anett has a husband and two daughters. She likes yoga and going for long walks in the forest with her dog.