"Parent Child Interaction Therapy - also known as PCIT - is an evidence-based treatment program designed for caregivers and their young children (2 to 7 years old) who are experiencing social, behavioral, and/or emotional difficulties.
PCIT is regarded by national expert panels as a gold standard treatment for children who have any of the following challenges:
Frequent temper tantrums
Defiance - refusing to follow directions
Verbal and/or physical aggression
Destruction of toys and/or family belongings
Backtalk or sassing adults
Whining or crying for no apparent reason
Constantly seeking attention
Short attention span
Difficulty with behaviors at school, preschool, and/or daycare" (www.parentchildinteractiontherapy.com/what-is-pcit)
Lieneman, C. C., Girard, E. I., Quetsch, L. B., & McNeil, C. B. (2020). The impact of incentives on treatment adherence and attrition: A randomized controlled trial of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with a primarily Latinx, low-income population.
Quetsch, L. B., Girard, E. I., & McNeil, C. B. (2020). An Evaluation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy With and Without Motivational Enhancement to Reduce Attrition.
Webb, H. J., Thomas, R., McGregor, L., Avdagic, E., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2017) An Evaluation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy With and Without Motivational Enhancement to Reduce Attrition (abstract)Outcomes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in an urban community clinic: A comparison of treatment completers and dropouts.
Danko, C.M., Garbecz, L.L., & Budd, K.S. (2016) Outcomes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in an urban community clinic: A comparison of treatment completers and dropouts.
Danko, C.M., Garbecz, L.L., & Budd, K.S. (2016) Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in a Community Setting: Explaining Outcomes, Attrition, and Treatment Setting.
Lanier, P., Kohl, P. L., Benz, J., Swinger, D., Moussette, P., & Drake, B. (2011) A motivational intervention can improve retention in PCIT for low-motivation child welfare clients.
Chaffin M., Valle L. A., Funderburk B., Gurwitch R., Silovsky J., Bard D., McCoy C., Kees M. (2009) Predicting treatment and follow-up attrition in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Fernandez, M. A., & Eyberg, S. M. (2009) Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An Examination of Cost Effectiveness.
Goldfine, M. E., Wagner, S. M., Branstetter, S. A., & McNeil, C. B. (2008) Predicting outcome in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Success and attrition.
Werba, B., Eyberg, S.M., Boggs, S.R., & Algina, J. (2006) Keeping families in once they’ve come through the door: Attrition in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Pade, H., Taube, D. O., Aalborg, A. E., & Reiser, P. J. (2006) Outcomes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Mothers' reports of maintenance three to six years after treatment.
Hood, K. K., & Eyberg, S. M. (2003) Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with behavior problem children: One and two year maintenance of treatment effects in the family.