The Vancouver CBT Training Centre is very proud to present this workshop on  Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT):


Dr. Cheryl McNeil

This workshop describes Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based behavioral treatment for families of young children with disruptive behavior disorders. PCIT is based on Baumrind’s developmental theory, which holds that authoritative parenting – a combination of nurturance, good communication, and firm limits – produces optimal child mental health outcomes. In PCIT, parents learn authoritative parenting skills through direct therapist coaching of parent-child interactions, guided by observational data collected in each session. Parents receive immediate guidance and feedback on their use of techniques such as differential social attention and consistency as they practice new relationship enhancement and behavioral management skills. Videotape review, slides, handouts, and experiential exercises will be used to teach participants the basic interaction skills and therapist coding and coaching skills used during treatment sessions. Applications of PCIT within physically abusive families and other special populations will be discussed.

Dr. Cheryl McNeil is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Child program at West Virginia University.  Her clinical and research interests are focused on program development and evaluation, specifically with regard to abusive parenting practices and managing the disruptive behaviors of young children in both the home and school settings.  Dr. McNeil has co-authored several books (e.g., Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Second Edition, Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children), a continuing education package (Working with Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children), a classroom management program (The Tough Class Discipline Kit), and a Psychotherapy DVD for the American Psychological Association (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy).  She has a line of research studies examining the efficacy of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Teacher Child Interaction Training across a variety of settings and populations, including approximately 100 research articles and chapters related to the importance of intervening early with young children displaying disruptive behaviors.  Dr. McNeil is a master trainer for PCIT International and has disseminated PCIT to agencies and therapists in many states and countries, including Norway, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan, and South Korea.

To register:  Registration pending: Details about registration and pricing to be available soon on the website: VancouverCBT Taining

The Vancouver CBT Training Centre is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Vancouver CBT Training Centre maintains responsibility for this program.  Attendees will receive a certificate for 6 CE credits.