Coaching Parent-Directed Interaction
Table 7.1 presents the steps involved in typical PDI coaching sessions for families in which one or both parents are participating. As always, upon arrival to each PCIT session, parents complete the ECBI Intensity Scale in the waiting area. The therapist picks up the ECBI and homework sheets prior to the beginning of the session and records the ECBI score on the PCIT Progress Sheet. As in CDI, PDI sessions begin with a review of the homework. After problem-solving issues that arise with the homework and inquiring about other familial stressors, we observe and code the parent in CDI. If the parent’s CDI skills have regressed and no longer meet mastery, the therapist should take about 10 min to coach CDI.
KeywordsExact Word Coaching Session Mastery Criterion Play Therapy Command Sequence
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