The UF PCIT Training Workshops are held over 5 days and are designed for child therapists, treatment researchers, and therapy trainers at the Masters or Doctoral level. The workshops emphasize fine-tuning of fundamental PCIT skills and enhancing coding, coaching, and therapy process skills to engage and motivate families to meet treatment completion criteria efficiently. Previous experience with PCIT is strongly recommended. Following completion of this workshop, the University of Oklahoma offers supervision for two cases treated with PCIT. Pricing and more information regarding the supervision can be found at http://www.oumedcenter.com/body.cfm?id=4440.

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Workshop Objectives

Through presentation, discussion, videotape modeling, live case observation, role-play mastery drills, and live case observation and participation, the PCIT workshops cover:
· History of PCIT
· Theoretical and empirical basis of PCIT
· Assessment devices that guide PCIT and evaluate outcome
· Step-by-step session content

Workshop participants will:
· Demonstrate mastery of CDI and PDI skills
· Learn and practice coding of parent-child interaction skills and interpretation of data for in-session use in coaching
· Learn the principles and techniques of effective coaching

Through role-play and video observation, participants will:
· Practice and receive feedback on coding parent-child interactions

Through role-plays and live case demonstration, participants will:
· Practice and receive feedback on coaching parent-child interactions

Through case observation and discussion, participants will:
· Learn to use parent behavior ratings to guide and motivate parent homework practice
· Learn principles and techniques for engaging and motivating parents in PCIT
· Learn behaviorally based problem-solving techniques for addressing barriers to implementing PCIT in the clinic and the home

Attendee Limit

Workshops are limited to 8 attendees.


The cost of the 5-day workshop is $3,000.

Workshop Date(s)

The next workshop will be held May 16-20, 2011.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations have been made with the Hampton Inn Downtown .


For individuals traveling by car:
Map of the Gainesville, FL area

For individuals traveling by air:
Gainesville regional airport website

Continuing Education Credit

Psychologist participants can receive continuing education credit for participating in this workshop. The University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology maintains responsibility for the program.


Cost for the 5-day training is $3,000. You may pay by online through our payment site by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

Cancellation Policy

A 75% registration fee refund will be provided for registration cancellations made before one month prior to the first day of the workshop. No refund will be provided for cancellations made less than one month prior to the first day of the workshop. You may cancel your registration by contacting us at ufpcitworkshop@phhp.ufl.edu.

How to Register

Registration for the Spring 2011 Workshop (May 16th – 20th, 2011) will open at 11 am on November 23, 2010 and will close after 4 participants have registered. To register on that date, please complete the online registration form and pay with a credit card by visiting the payment site.

About the Trainers

Sheila M. Eyberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Sheila Eyberg is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. She is the developer of PCIT and many of the assessment methods it uses. Over the past 30 years, she has trained hundreds of therapists to conduct PCIT with fidelity and has published over 100 articles related to PCIT. Dr. Eyberg is also a past president of the American Psychological Association Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services, the Society of Pediatric Psychology, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and the Southeastern Psychological Association.

Stephen Boggs, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Stephen Boggs is an Associate Professor of Psychology of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida, where he is Division Head for Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology. He has supervised graduate students and interns in PCIT for over 17 years. Dr. Boggs is also Program Director of an NIH-funded pre-and post-doctoral training program designed to train clinical researchers in the conduct of treatment outcome research with children. His current funded research activities include developing effective training and dissemination models for PCIT.

Child Study Lab Graduate Students

Advanced graduate students in the Child Study Lab will assist in training to provide individual instruction and feedback to participants. Graduate students in the Child Study Lab serve as assessors and therapists for the PCIT treatment outcome studies and are experienced in training new therapists in PCIT.

Questions? Please contact us at ufpcitworkshop@phhp.ufl.edu.

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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