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TCIT Information

Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) is a classroom adaptation of PCIT that helps train teachers to better manage difficult students.  In October, 2011, the UC Davis CAARE Center & WestEd Center for Prevention & Early Intervention implemented a model of TCIT that was adapted from “Applying PCIT Concepts to Preschool Classrooms – A Guide Book” (2002) by Cheryl McNeil, PhD, West Virginia University, Amy Herschell, (MA) Ph.D., UC Davis Medical Center & Holly Filcheck, MA, West Virginia University.

This same model is used at Riverside County Department of Mental Health.  Information on this model was presented by Dr. Emma Girard, Psy.D. in September 2013 at the UC Davis-hosted 13th Annual Conference on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Children: “Race & Culture Matter in PCIT” in Los Angeles, CA.  See PowerPoint slides here.


TCIT Outreach Letter 2014

TCIT Preparation Tool

Contact Information:

Emma Girard, Psy.D.
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Preschool 0-5 Program, Mobile PEI Services, Riverside County Department of Mental Health
UC Davis PCIT Training Partner
PCIT Master Trainer
Riverside, California