Marion S. Forgatch, Ph.D.

Founder, Executive Director, Director of Research, Senior PMTO Mentor, 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.