2011 Biennial International PCIT Convention Presentations

What is PCIT?

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically-supported treatment for conduct-disordered young children that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s prosocial behavior and decreasing negative behavior. This treatment focuses on two basic interactions: Child Directed Interaction (CDI) is similar to play therapy in that parents engage their child in a play situation with the goal of strengthening the parent-child relationship; Parent Directed Interaction (PDI) resembles clinical behavior therapy in that parents learn to use specific behavior management techniques as they play with their child.

For a summary of PCIT and information about the future research directions of PCIT see:

Zisser, A., & Eyberg, S.M. (2010). Treating oppositional behavior in children using parent-child interaction therapy. In A.E. Kazdin & J.R. Weisz (Eds.) Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents (2nd ed., pp. 179-193). New York: Guilford.

PCIT Conferences

PCIT International Conference 2011 in Gainesville, Florida – Sept 21-23, 2011

First Annual PCIT Northeast Regional Conference April 23, 2010

Ninth Annual PCIT Conference - Oct 1-2, 2009

PCIT Information and Material

Introduction to PCIT (ppt)
Assessment and Outcome in PCIT (ppt)
Child Directed Interaction Phase Overview (ppt)
Parent Directed Interaction Phase Overview (ppt)
Coaching In PCIT (ppt)
Coding in PCIT (ppt)

PCIT Room Setup
Audio Equipment Options for PCIT Labs (pdf)

PCIT Laboratories

University of Florida Child Study Lab

Central Michigan University PCIT Lab

DePaul University PCIT Program

West Virginia University PCIT Lab

University of Oklahoma PCIT Training

Auburn University Parent-Child Lab

Texas Tech University PCIT Lab

Florida Institute of Technology PCIT Lab

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Child Study Laboratory
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University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL 32610

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UF PCIT Training Workshop

Currently, there are no scheduled trainings at the University of Florida. For other training options, please visit http://www.pcit.org/certified-trainers/

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