PI: Dr. Kathy Bradley-Klug, Education
Sponsor: Society for the Study of School Psychology
Preschool children who display disruptive behaviors, such as non-compliance, aggression, or destruction of property, are at risk for short-and long-term impairment in multiple domains of functioning, including psychosocial, interpersonal, and cognitive/academic (Bradshaw et al., 2010; Piehler & Dishion, 2007; Smith, Katsvannis, & Ryan, 2011). Parent training programs are the first line of treatment for young children with disruptive behavior problems (Gleason, et al., 2007); however, an ecological approach incorporating home and school interventions yields the most significant changes in outcomes for children with pervasive impairment (Reid, Webster-Stratton, & Hammond, 2003; Webster-Stratton & Hammond, 1997). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT; Eyberg & Funderburk, 2011) provides a unique and effective parent training program for children with disruptive behaviors.