Training Issues

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


Because PCIT now appears on many professional organization lists of evidence-based treatments, the demand for training has grown tremendously. PCIT is being rapidly and widely disseminated throughout the United States and the world. While it is exciting to know that many more families are gaining access to this effective program, it is also time to pause and consider the dangers of rapid dissemination.


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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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