Disseminating parent-child interaction therapy through the learning collaborative model on the adoption and implementation of an evidence-based treatment
Evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for childhood disruptive behavior disorders, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), have limited availability in community settings. Recent research highlights the importance of implementation support models to ensure full adoption and sustainability of an EBT. Although other EBT protocols have been disseminated using the learning collaborative (LC) model, these methods are only now being applied to PCIT. This paper will describe the first PCIT learning collaborative conducted in the US. Community clinicians successfully completing the program demonstrated high levels of treatment fidelity and coding reliability, and families who completed treatment through the program reported significant improvements in child internalizing and externalizing behaviors and parenting behaviors and stress. These preliminary results suggest community clinicians are successful in implementing PCIT with the support of the LC.
Chase, RM; Carmody, KA; Lent, M; Murphy, R; Amaya-Jackson, L; Wray, E; Ake, GS; Sullivan, K; White, D; Gurwitch, R; Murray, K
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