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ERIC Number: EJ847481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1554-4893
Stimulus Generalization of Parenting Skills during Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Naik-Polan, Anjali T.; Budd, Karen S.
Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v5 n3 p71-92 2008
This study investigated the generalization of parenting skills to the home from PCIT delivered in a community mental health setting with four urban, low-income, single mothers at risk for child maltreatment. Using a multiple baseline design and direct observation in the home, the research examined changes in positive attention skills (praise, reflections, and behavioral descriptions) and the quality of parent-child interactions at home concurrent with phases of PCIT. We also investigated whether skills that did not transfer spontaneously could be programmed via a transfer training procedure. Findings indicated that, for three of the four mothers, some targeted skills were transferred spontaneously, and they showed systematic increases in the quality of interactions in the home. Implementation of a transfer training intervention resulted in further desired changes for all mothers, although the results appeared to decline somewhat across sessions. Implications and directions for future research are discussed. (Contains 4 figures and 4 tables.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory; Parenting Stress Index