Teaching Child-Directed Interaction
After the initial PCIT evaluation and feedback have been completed, parents are asked to attend a “teaching” session in which the therapist introduces the family to the basic skills of Child-Directed Interaction play therapy. Because a great deal of information is shared and it is important to have the parents’ undivided attention, we request that parents arrange for child care during this session. Most often, the teaching session lasts approximately 90 min to allow for the many questions that arise in response to the material presented. Before this session begins, we have the parents complete the ECBI. Then, later in the session, we show the parents the changes that have taken place in the ECBI (either positive or negative) since the last session.
KeywordsCoaching Session Negative Cycle Behavioral Description Play Therapy Negative Attention
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