Behavioral Assessment in PCIT-T

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


PCIT-T is a data-driven treatment approach. The ongoing collection of clinical data is necessary to inform ongoing treatment. Given the two primary treatment targets of (1) decreasing toddlers’ behavior difficulties and (2) improving parenting skills, assessment measures are required. Specific recommendations are provided regarding use of pre−/mid−/post assessment measures and include the use of the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) as implemented in standard PCIT.


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers (PCIT-T) Behavioral assessment in PCIT-T Disruptive behavior concerns Parent management training Attachment theory Behavioral therapy PRIDE skills Emotion labeling Developmental milestones 


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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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