Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Victims of Domestic Violence (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Counselors, Clinical Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, and School Psychologists
Course By: Tim Grigsby, PhD
Content By: Herschell, A. D., Scudder, A. B., Schaffner, K. F., & Slagel, L. A. (2017). Feasibility and effectiveness of parent–child interaction therapy with victims of domestic violence: A pilot study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(1), 271-283.
Course Description: One in four children witness domestic violence, the trauma associated with these events is correlated with a myriad of poor health outcomes including internalizing and externalizing problems, and academic difficulties. Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment approach for children with externalizing problems. PCIT has been used to treat a range of mental health problems. Researchers examined the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing PCIT as a treatment intervention for children and caregivers who have witnessed, or who’ve been victims of, domestic violence. PCIT improved psychological, behavioral, and academic outcomes for youth, and improved parenting practices and mental health for caregivers. Future randomized clinical trials with larger samples are needed in order to establish the treatment effect of PCIT for these populations.
- Describe the internalizing and externalizing problems evidenced in youth and adults who were victims of domestic violence
- List the two treatment phases of parent-child interaction therapy
- Discuss the positive outcomes associated with using parent-child interaction therapy for adults and children
- Read and understand Feasibility and effectiveness of parent–child interaction therapy with victims of domestic violence: A pilot study
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Reflect on the elements of parent-child interaction therapy and the expected outcomes for adults and children who were victims of domestic violence
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the strengths and weaknesses associated with parent-child interaction therapy for treating victims of domestic violence