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The Importance of Coding Competence for New PCIT Therapists

Dec 16, News and Press Uncategorized

When learning coaching skills the trainee first learns to coach on a Level Two, labeling the parent’s verbalizations (especially PRIDE skills).  But, if they are not reliable coders, they won’t […]

Susan & Deanna’s Coding Corner

Oct 31, Uncategorized

“WOW!!!”  Is that an Unlabeled Praise or Parent Talk/Acknowledgement?  PCITers can spend a lot of time discussing these questions, so I thought I’d write up a little something for our […]

Community Outreach: Relationship & Service

Oct 25, News and Press

Yesterday I attended the Los Angeles County PCIT Learning Community Network meeting.  Dr. Lauren Maltby was facilitating a discussion with therapists currently in PCIT training (“Emerging” programs) on the topic […]

Susan & Deanna’s Coding Corner

Oct 3, News and Press

In our coding workshops at the conference, Play Talk emerged as a tricky coding category.  Play talk describes verbalizations in which the parent talks “in role” as a toy or character, […]

Instructional Coaching: An effective way to train!

Feb 11, Uncategorized

These recent findings were discussed on our LinkedIn professional discussion group by our Head of Clinical Research and PCIT Training Program Manager, Dr. Susan Timmer: In 1987, Bruce Joyce and […]

First 5/LACDMH PCIT Training Project

Feb 1, News and Press

The UC Davis PCIT Training Center has entered into a $20 million training project administered by LA County Department of Mental Health, and funded by First 5 LA.  We are […]

Welcome to our Blog!

Jan 8, Uncategorized

January 8th, 2013 Welcome to the new and improved UC Davis PCIT Training Center website! As a community of PCIT researchers, therapists, and administrators, we have seen tremendous growth during […]

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