My PCIT: A Personalized Version of PCIT for Culturally Diverse Familes

Although Behavioral Parent Training Interventions (BPTs) have proven efficacy in the treatment of young children's externalizing behavior problems, there is some evidence that BPTs have poorer engagement and outcomes for ethnic minority families. This may be due in part to mismatches between BPTs techniques and ethnic minority parents' beliefs about the child's problem causes, severity, course, and/or optimal treatment, also known as parent explanatory models (PEMs). Dr. McCabe will describe a program developed to personalize Parent-Child Interaction Therapy designed to be responsive to partic ...Read more ular parent explanatory models.

Personalization is based on the assessment of modifiable, culturally-influenced PEM targets prior to the start of PCIT and the provision of corresponding tools to therapists to increase the cultural congruence of the intervention with relevant parent explanatory models. This type of method provides flexibility in the application of adaptations, tailored to the assessment of culturally-influenced constructs across racial/ethnic groups. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Cite evidence for differential outcomes for ethnic minority families in BPT
  • Explain personalization model as applied to PCIT
  • Illustrate examples of important parent explanatory models

Learning Levels

  • Introductory and Intermediate

Friday, November 15, 2019


12:00 PM EST - 01:00 PM EST

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