Staff-Child Interaction Therapy

  • Cheryl Bodiford McNeil
  • Toni L. Hembree-Kigin
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Although PCIT traditionally focuses on coaching parent-child interactions in the clinic, this chapter will discuss the adaptation and application of PCIT principles to child care settings such as shelters, group homes, after-school programs, and day treatment facilities. In such settings, the caregivers are not parents, but rather paid staff members. Thus the interactive training described in this chapter will be referred to as Staff-Child Interaction Therapy, or SCIT.


Staff Member Disruptive Behavior Group Home Booster Session Child Care Setting 
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  1. Hembree-Kigin, T. L., & McNeil, C. B. (1995). Parent–child interaction therapy. New York: Plenum Publishers.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheryl Bodiford McNeil
    • 1
  • Toni L. Hembree-Kigin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Early Childhood Mental Health ServicesMesaUSA

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