Full course description

In this PCIT CE video, Master Trainer Dr. Cheryl McNeil provides information that will help PCIT therapists address legitimate questions from trauma-informed colleagues and skeptical parents about the appropriateness of using time-out, including a back-up room, with children who have had trauma histories. In her comprehensive presentation, Dr. McNeil dispels some myths about PCIT, PTSD, and childhood trauma. She also incorporates her own relevant research (including the articles outlined below) to inform her statements about whether time-out, as utilized in PCIT, traumatizes children. Don’t miss Dr. McNeil’s helpful explanation of a very complicated issue…or the handouts that are available to course registrants!

• Quetsch, L. B., Wallace, N. M., Herschell, A. D., & McNeil, C. B. (2015). Weighing in on the time-out controversy: An empirical perspective. The Clinical Psychologist, 68 (2), 4-19.

• McNeil, C.B., Costello, A., Travers, R., & Norman, M. (2013).  Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children Traumatized by Physical Abuse and Neglect.  In Physical and Emotional Abuse: Triggers, Short and Long-Term Consequences and Prevention Methods. FL: Nova Publishers.

McNeil, C.B., Clemens-Mowrer, L., Gurwitch, R. H., & Funderburk, B. W. (1994). Assessment of a new procedure to prevent timeout escape in preschoolers. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 16, 27-35.