Leveraging parent-child interaction therapy and telehealth capacities to address the unique needs of young children during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

COVID-19 and related efforts to mitigate its spread have dramatically transformed the structure and predictability of modern childhood, resulting in growing concerns children may be particularly vulnerable to serious mental health consequences. Worldwide stay-at-home directives and emergency changes in healthcare policy and reimbursement have smoothed the trail for broad implementation of technology-based remote mental health services for children. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is particularly well-positioned to address some of the most pressing child and parental needs that arise during stressful times, and telehealth formats of PCIT, such as Internet-delivered PCIT (iPCIT), have already been supported in controlled trials. This commentary explores PCIT implementation during the COVID-19 public health crisis and the challenges encountered in the move toward Internet-delivered services. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gurwitch, RH; Salem, H; Nelson, MM; Comer, JS

Published Date

  • August 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / S1

Start / End Page

  • S82 - S84

PubMed ID

  • 32538646

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-969X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/tra0000863


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States