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The Importance of Coding Competence for New PCIT Therapists

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 recognize the different verbalization categories, or won’t remember quickly enough, so won’t be able to label them out loud for the parent.   Read more

Susan & Deanna’s Coding Corner

“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 coding corner on this:

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Instructional Coaching: An effective way to train!

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 Beverly Showers released the findings on the effectiveness of changing practice (these were teachers) resulting from various modes of training and followup support. This information has become the prime mover behind the increase in what is known now as instructional coaching. The following summary of Joyce and Showers’ findings are dramatic!
The research on the need for coaching:
• 5% of learners will transfer a new skill into their practice as a result of learning a theory
• 10% of learners will transfer a new skill into their practice as a result of learning a theory and seeing it demonstrated
• 20% of learners will transfer a new skill into their practice as a result of theory, demonstration, and practice during the training
• 25% of learners will transfer a new skill into their practice as a result of theory, demonstration, practice, and corrective feedback during the training
• 90% of learners will transfer a new skill into their practice as a result of theory, demonstration, practice, and corrective feedback during the training — when it is followed up with job-embedded coaching
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Welcome to our Blog!

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 the last decade. PCIT has been implemented with children and families of different cultures within the United States and those in several foreign countries. We have seen new and innovative PCIT programs, and modifications to meet the needs of the children and families we serve. In addition, the strategies to train new PCIT therapists are becoming more sophisticated and effective.
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Web Course

A free, 10-hour, 11-module web course to provide fundamental information about providing PCIT.

Telehealth Training

With the use of Telehealth communication equipment, we can train providers virtually anywhere in the world in real time.

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Enter your Logs!

Enter your PCIT logs and keep track of your client progress!