PCIT Evidence-Based Research

Many childhood intervention or treatment programs claim to be “evidence-based” or “empirically-supported.” However, numerous childhood treatment programs rely on testimonials (or anecdotes) to describe their success without scientifically testing the program.

PCIT has been scientifically tested since 1980 and PCIT has received the highest scientific rating of “1” (Well-Supported by Research Evidence) by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy is widely accepted by the American Psychological Association (APA), and over 300 PCIT articles have been published in top journals within the field of psychology, including:

  • Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
  • Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Journal of Pediatric Psychology
  • Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Child & Family Behavior Therapy
  • Education and Treatment of Children
  • Children and Youth Services Review
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Journal of Family Violence
  • Research on Social Work Practice
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Global Success

PCIT has demonstrated scientific success within the United States and around the globe, including the following countries:

  • Australia
  • CyprusBoy with Globe
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan

Scientific Articles on PCIT

For more information about Parent Child Interaction Therapy Research, or to obtain PCIT articles, please contact us.