Via live interactive webinar
Note: This course offers 3 CE contact hours for APT. Please see below in the APT section for full details and requirements.
Selective Mutism (SM) is a highly impairing child anxiety disorder preventing affected children from meaningfully participating in life to the fullest. Their voices are not heard and they can't advocate for themselves in school, with peer and in many other settings.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Adapted for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM) is a research-tested behavioral play therapy that improves verbal and non-verbal participation and reduces parental over-accommodation. Research in randomized trials shows that the outcomes are impressive and the gains persist and generalize to real world settings. This training will focus on treatment for ages 3 to 9.
Dr. Kurtz is the developer of the PCIT-SM protocol and is certified by PCIT International as a PCIT Global Trainer. This 3-hour training is filled with video exemplars of the techniques in action with free pointers and resources for many supplementary materials as well.
Play forms the basis and foundation on which the parent-child interactions and therapist-child interactions allow the child to move beyond their comfort zone to begin talking more outside of the home. Vygotsky's Zones of Proximal Development provides a conceptual basis on which we use play therapy as the vehicle to increase grit and successful behavioral exposures.
The treatment has many interesting and unique characteristics including the fact that the parent and child are coached live – in real time – to shape new interaction patterns. The motto of Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC is changing interactions one at a time and no treatment captures this process better than PCIT and PCIT-SM. This robust treatment can be done either via telehealth or in person.
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recall the theoretical foundations of PCIT-SM
- List the key components of the PCIT-SM model including those for each phase of treatment (Client intake and assessment, Child Directed Interaction (CDI), and Verbal Directed Interaction (VDI).
- Apply 3 play therapy and 3 CBT interventions to work with selective mutism
- Utilized 3 key PCIT-SM assessment tools and create a sample exposure hierarchy
Sources and Resources (click to expand):
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Bratton, S., & Ray, D. (2000). What the research shows about play therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy, 9(1), 47–88. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0089440
Bratton, S. C., Ray, D., Rhine, T., & Jones, L. (2005). The Efficacy of Play Therapy With Children: A Meta-Analytic Review of Treatment Outcomes. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36(4), 376–390. https://doi.org/10.1037/0735-7028.36.4.376
Catchpole, R., Young, A., Baer, S., & Salih, T. (2019). Examining a novel, parent child interaction therapy-informed, behavioral treatment of selective mutism. Journal of anxiety disorders, 66, 102112.
Cornacchio, D., Furr, J. M., Sanchez, A. L., Hong, N., Feinberg, L. K., Tenenbaum, R., ... & Comer, J. S. (2019). Intensive group behavioral treatment (IGBT) for children with selective mutism: A preliminary randomized clinical trial. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 87(8), 720.
Cotter, A., Todd, M., & Brestan-Knight, E. (2018). Parent–child interaction therapy for children with selective mutism (PCIT-SM). In Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (pp. 113-128). Springer, Cham.
Timmer, S. G., Urquiza, A. J., & Zone, S. R. (2015). Play therapy for oppositional/defiant children: Parent—child interaction therapy. In H. G. Kaduson & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Short-term play therapy for children (pp. 247–264). The Guilford Press.
3 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)
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