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NCJ Number: 200967 Find in a Library
Title: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (From Child Abuse and Neglect: Guidelines for Identification, Assessment, and Case Management, P 199-201, 2003, Marilyn Strachan Peterson and Michael Durfee, eds. -- See NCJ-200932)
Author(s): Anthony J. Urquiza Ph.D.; Patricia Stock M.F.T
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Volcano Press, Inc
Volcano, CA 95689
Sale Source: Volcano Press, Inc
P.O. Box 270
Volcano, CA 95689
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter describes the components and training for Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an intervention that targets specific deficits within physically abusive parent-child dyads.
Abstract: PCIT is unique in its incorporation of both the parent and child within the treatment session, its use of live and individualized therapist coaching, and its tailoring of the process of changing the dysfunctional parent-child relationship to the specific interaction patterns of each parent-child dyad. PCIT is conducted in two phases: a Relationship Enhancement phase and a Discipline phase. Both phases of treatment are conducted within the context of an initial didactic training, followed by therapist coaching in dyadic play situations. PCIT is appropriate for children who are between the ages of 2 and 8 years old; are exhibiting chronic behavioral problems at home, school, preschool, or daycare; are currently living with one or both of their parents; and may be on medication to manage their behavioral problems. The CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center provides training for agencies to facilitate dissemination and replication of the PCIT treatment model. The training consists of four phases: review and consultation on the training plan and curriculum; instruction in the fundamentals of PCIT; intensive skill-building in conducting the two phases of PCIT; and continued advanced training for those who will train PCIT staff. A case vignette with follow-up questions is provided. 4 references and 1 resource
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse situation remedies; Child abuse treatment; Family counseling; Parent-Child Relations; Treatment techniques
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