This book presents an early treatment model for toddlers. It describes the early life span development, trajectory, and future potential of toddlers and how it may be powerfully influenced by the protection and guidance of caregivers to meet toddlers' physical and mental health needs. It offers an in-depth guide toParent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers (PCIT-T), an evidence-based program for addressing and preventing behavior problems affecting young children's development. The book details the innovative intervention design and how it guides clinicians in providing treatment for 12-month old to 24-month old toddlers with disruptive behaviors in addition to being used as a prevention model for caregivers experiencing stress of child rearing.
PCIT-T focuses on core areas of social and emotional development, including behavior management and language skills, and can be used in dealing with difficulties as diverse as tantrums, language issues, autistic behaviors, and separation anxiety. Play therapy and compliance training in child-directed as well as parent-directed sessions are also examined. Initial chapters provide an overview of attachment and behavioral theory components that are foundational to the treatment model. Subsequent chapters provide a session-by-session guide and clinical manual for implementation of PCIT-T as well as the clinician tools needed to monitor treatment integrity and fidelity to the model.
Topics featured in this book include:
Core elements and treatment goals of PCIT-T
A range of behavioral assessments used in PCIT-T.
Instructions for room set-up, toy selection, and special considerations when providing PCIT-T treatment.
Preparation guides for the pretreatment interview, assessment sessions, and weekly coaching sessions.
The importance of child-directed interaction toddler (CDI-T) and parent-directed interaction toddler (PDI-T) in teaching children the necessary skills to regulate their emotions and develop self-control.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers is a must-have resource for clinicians and related professionals, researchers and professors, and graduate students in the fields of clinical child and school psychology, social work, pediatrics, infancy and early childhood development, child and adolescent psychiatry, primary care medicine, and related disciplines.
Section 1. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy-Toddler (PCIT-T): Theoretical Underpinnings, Empirical Background and Program Description.- Chapter 1. An Introduction to PCIT-T: Integrating Attachment and Behavioral Principles.- Chapter 2. Core Elements of PCIT-T and Treatment Goals.- Chapter 3. Setting the Empirical Stage: An Overview of Standard PCIT.- Chapter 4. The Application of PCIT to the Toddler Age Group.- Chapter 5. Conceptualizing PCIT-T as an Emotion Regulation Treatment for Toddlers.- Chapter 6. Behavioral Assessment in PCIT-T.- Chapter 7. Room Set-Up, Toy Selection, and Special Considerations.- Chapter 8. Child-Directed Interaction - Toddler.- Chapter 9. Parent Directed Interaction - Toddler.- Chapter 10. Conclusions.- Section 2. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers Clinical Manual: A Session-by-Session Guide.- Chapter 11. Treatment Overview and Implementation of the Current Protocol.- Chapter 12. Pre-Treatment Interview and Assessment Session.- Chapter 13. Child Directed Interaction - Toddler Teach Session.- Chapter 14. Child Directed Interaction - Toddler Coach Session.- Chapter 15. Parent Directed Interaction - Toddler Teach Session.- Chapter 16. Parent Directed Interaction - Toddler Coach Session.- Chapter 17. Life Enhancement Coach Sessions.- Chapter 18. Graduation Session.- Appendix A: Coaching Child Directed Interaction Excerpt.- Appendix B: Understanding Your Child's Behavior: Reading Your Child's Cues from Birth to Age 2.- Appendix C: Sleep Needs Guide for Infants 0 to 3 Years Old.- Appendix D: Teaching Your Child to Become Independent with Daily Routines.- Appendix E: Responding to Your Child's Bite.- Appendix F: Making the Most of Playtime.- Appendix G: Toddler Book Suggestions.- Appendix H: Developmental Tip of the Day Cards.- Appendix I: Additional Resources.