ERIC Number: EJ796640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Reference Count: 0
The Implementation of Modified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Youth with Separation Anxiety Disorder
Pincus, Donna B.; Santucci, Lauren C.; Ehrenreich, Jill T.; Eyberg, Sheila M.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v15 n2 p118-125 May 2008
Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is the most prevalent anxiety disorder experienced by children, and yet empirical treatment studies of SAD in young children are virtually nonexistent. This paper will describe the development and implementation of an innovative treatment for SAD in young children. First, we will highlight the rationale for developing interventions specifically for SAD in young children. Second, we will describe an existing empirically supported treatment, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT; Brinkmeyer, M. Y., & Eyberg, S.M., (2003)), that may have particular applicability to very young children with SAD and their parents. We present how results from 10 pilot participants were utilized to modify PCIT to better address the needs of children with SAD and their families. The benefits and challenges of implementing this modified version of PCIT are reviewed, along with potential directions for future research in this area.
Descriptors: Young Children, Intervention, Therapy, Separation Anxiety, Parent Child Relationship, Outcomes of Treatment
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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