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Child-Directed Interaction-Toddler

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

The basic premise of PCIT-T is centered upon building a strong, positive relationship between a parent and toddler that, in turn, is used to teach young children a variety of emotion regulation, language, and social skills. Do and don’t skills are presented, and parents learn to use their positive attention to manage and shape their toddler’s behaviors. This is taught in the context of play-based parent-child interactions where parents learn to tune into, predict, and respond to young children’s needs and natural cues, thereby preventing difficult behavior achieving the goal of an enhanced and rewarding parent-child interaction.

Keywords

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers (PCIT-T) Child-directed interaction-toddler (CDI-T) PRIDE skills Emotion coaching Emotion labeling CARES model Parallel process in therapy Behavior management skills with toddlers Parent coaching 

References

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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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