Setting the Empirical Stage: An Overview of Standard PCIT

  • Emma I. Girard
  • Nancy M. Wallace
  • Jane R. Kohlhoff
  • Susan S. J. Morgan
  • Cheryl B. McNeil


Highlights the theoretical underpinnings and large evidence base of research studies and data supporting the effectiveness of standard Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), the foundation for the adaptation to PCIT-toddlers. Information regarding additional adaptations to standard PCIT are discussed, and the variety of treatment settings and populations are reviewed.


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) PCIT treatment settings PCIT treatment populations Cognitive behavioral theory Behavioral theory Parent management training Disruptive behavior concerns ADHD treatment Emotion coaching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emma I. Girard
    • 1
  • Nancy M. Wallace
    • 2
  • Jane R. Kohlhoff
    • 3
    • 4
  • Susan S. J. Morgan
    • 4
  • Cheryl B. McNeil
    • 5
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Johns Hopkins School of MedicineKennedy Krieger InstituteBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.School of PsychiatryUniversity of New South WalesRandwickAustralia
  4. 4.Karitane Toddler ClinicCarramarAustralia
  5. 5.Department of PsychologyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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