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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): An Overview
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This workshop will provide a theoretical, empirical, and clinical overview of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) model.

When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:15 AM
Where: NEAS
2400 Post Road
Warwick, Rhode Island  02886
United States
Contact: Jack Hutson
401-732-2400 ext 318

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This workshop will provide a theoretical, empirical, and clinical overview of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) model. PCIT is a well-recognized evidence-based treatment for young children (ages 2-7) with challenging behaviors and has been shown to strengthen caregiver-child relationships and reduce non-compliant and disruptive behavior. PCIT is a short-term, assessment-driven treatment with a strong emphasis on in-vivo coaching. It is a versatile treatment with applicability across cultural groups, diagnoses, and settings. In addition to the traditional model, this presentation will provide an overview of implementing home-based PCIT and PCIT with children on the autism spectrum.

Joshua Masse, PhD is an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is also the director of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Young Child Services at the Boston Child Study Center and is one of twenty master trainers certified by PCIT International. He specializes in working with young children with behavioral difficulties and their families. He received his Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from West Virginia University and completed his pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital), the pediatric teaching hospital of Northwestern University. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on PCIT and has presented his research at regional, national and international conferences. In addition, he has trained over 300 clinicians in PCIT and its variants.

(4 CE Credits)
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants:

1. Describe specific components of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for childhood externalizing behaviors.
2. Explain ways in which PCIT is implemented in-home and with children on the autism spectrum. 
3. Summarize the empirical literature supporting PCIT.

• Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. • Workshop begins promptly at 8:15 a.m. • Workshop concludes at 12:30 p.m.

• For RIPA members the fee is $70. • For non-members the fee is $110. • For student members the fee is $40. • For student non-members the fee is $60.


• A handling fee of $30 is deducted for cancellation prior to Friday, September 27, 2018. No refund will be made thereafter.
• Fee includes refreshment breaks.
• Participants arriving late or departing early will not receive credit or documentation of attendance.
• No partial credit provided. • Please submit any special needs requirements to the RIPA CPE Committee, 401-732-2400.
• Written grievances about the workshop may be addressed to the RIPA CPE Committee. • For more information about the workshop, please call the RIPA CPE Committee at 401-732-2400.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: For Psychologists: The Continuing Professional Education Committee of the Rhode Island Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Professional Education Committee maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants earn 4 credits for this program. For Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors: Applications for continuing education credits have been mailed to specific regulatory boards for approval for this workshop. Participants earn 4 credits for this program. For Other Disciplines: Call the RIPA office at 401-732-2400.