Main Data
Author: Cheryl McNeil, Toni L. Hembree-Kigin
Title: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN/ISSN: 9780387886398
Edition: 2
Price: CHF 57.90
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Category: Psychologie
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 484
Kopierschutz: DRM
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
Table of contents

Over the past two decades, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) emerged as a leading-edge method for helping parents improve their children's disruptive and oppositional behavior. Today, PCIT has a robust evidence base; is used across the country in settings as diverse as hospitals, mental health centers, schools, and mobile clinics; and is rapidly gaining popularity in other parts of the world. In keeping with this increasing recognition of PCIT's effectiveness, the authors of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy present this expanded clinical edition to keep readers up to date on new practice developments, current treatment protocols, and the latest research findings.

This update retains the fundamentals as detailed by PCIT's founder, Dr. Sheila Eyberg, including an overview of the therapy, detailed description of the course of treatment, and handout materials. The text goes further to explore the evolution of PCIT outside the original target ages of three-to-six (including preventive PCIT for very young children at risk) and examines the use of PCIT with special child populations, such as abuse victims and those with ADHD. Contributing experts discuss uses of the therapy in school, at home, with minorities, and with highly stressed families. But regardless of the population, setting, or topic covered, interventions remain faithful to basic PCIT principles and methods.

New features of the expanded second edition include:

  • Adaptations of PCIT for babies, toddlers, preteens, and siblings.
  • Applications for abuse survivors, children with developmental disabilities, ADHD, and severe aggression problems.
  • Uses of PCIT with separating or divorced parents.
  • Culturally relevant PCIT for ethnic minority and international families.
  • Teacher-child, staff-child, and home-based applications.
  • PCIT training guidelines.
  • A brand-new chapter summarizing current research supporting PCIT.
As PCIT broadens its scope, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Second Edition, brings innovative ideas and proven techniques to clinical child psychologists, school psychologists, and other mental health providers working to enhance the lives of children and their families.

Cheryl Bodiford McNeil, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Child Program at West Virginia University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Dr. McNeil's clinical and research interests are focused on program development and evaluation, specifically with regard to abusive parenting practices and managing the disruptive behaviors of young children in both the home and school settings. She has authored two books (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children), a continuing education package (Working with Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children), a psychotherapy DVD for the American Psychological Association (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy), and a classroom management program (The Tough Class Discipline Kit). In addition, Dr. McNeil has published numerous research articles and chapters related to the importance of intervening early with young children displaying disruptive behaviors. She is the wife of Dr. Daniel McNeil, a Professor of Psychology, and the mother of two school-aged boys.

Toni Hembree-Kigin, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in independent practice in Mesa, Arizona. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Dr. Hembree-Kigin's clinical and research interests are focused on young children with disruptive behavior problems and those in shelter and foster care. She has authored three books (Mental Health Interventions with Preschool children, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children) and a continuing education package (Working with Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children). Dr. Hembree-Kigin designed the therapeutic milieu in the group home and shelter care for the Child Crisis Center East Valley based on the PCIT model. In addition, Dr. Hembree-Kigin has published numerous research articles and chapters related to the importance of intervening early with young children displaying disruptive behaviors. She is the wife of Dr. Timothy Kigin, school psychologist, and mother of three school-aged children.

Table of contents <
Why a Second, Expanded Clinical Edition?8
Organization of the Second Edition9
Contributors to the Book10
Part I Fundamentals of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy19
1 Overview of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy20
What Is PCIT?21
Typical Course of Treatment22
Theoretical and Historical Underpinnings23
Key Features of PCIT24
Using the Second Edition31
2 Research on PCIT34
Early PCIT Research34
Recent Research Initiatives34
Suggestions for Future Research40
3 Intake Assessment and Therapy Orientation Session47
Who Should Attend the Intake Session?48
Flexible Battery Approach49
Semi-structured Intake Interview50
Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI)51
Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory Revised (SESBI R)52
Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System III (DPICS III)52
Joining with and Motivating Parents56
Sharing Test Results with Parents59
Explaining Specialized Parenting59
Introducing PCIT to Parents and Children60
Expectations for Attendance61
Reducing Barriers to Treatment62
Explaining the First Homework Assignment63
4 Teaching Child-Directed Interaction65
Overview of Teaching Session65
Review Homework67
Presenting the Goals of Child-Directed Interaction67
Explaining the Five Minutes of Homework Each Day67
Selling CDI to Skeptical Parents69
Explaining the Overriding Rule of Letting the Child Lead71
Teaching the Avoid Skills of Child-Directed Interaction72
Teaching the Do Skills of Child-Directed Interaction75
Using Strategic Attention82
Using Selective Ignoring83
Handling Disruptive Behaviors That Cannot Be Ignored87
Modeling Skills in Combination87
Role-Plays of Child-Directed Interaction87
Appropriate Toys for Child-Directed Interaction88
Dealing with One-Parent and Two-Parent Families89
Incorporating Siblings90
Adjusting CDI to the Childs Developmental Level90
Problem-Solving with Parents on Logistical Issues90
Assigning Child-Directed Interaction Homework91
5 Coaching Child-Directed Interaction93
Overview of a Typical Coaching Session94
Setting Up for the Coaching Session95
Check-In and Homework Review96
Parental Non-compliance with CDI Homework97
Observing and Recording Child-Directed Interaction Skills101
Coaching the Do and Avoid Skills: Tips for Therapists102
End of Session Debriefing and Homework Assignment115
Progression of CDI Coaching Sessions115
What if a Caregiver Does Not Reach CDI Mastery?116
6 Teaching Parent-Directed Interaction118
Rationale for Why Young Children Should Comply with Parental Commands118
Structuring the PDI Teaching Session119
Importance of Consistency, Predictability, and Follow Through119
Importance of Memorizing PDI Diagrams (e.g., Using Exact Words)121
Rationale for Use of Compliance Exercises121
Giving Effective Instructions122
Practicing How to Give Effective Instructions127