I spent the rest of the day attending workshops on the use of PCIT with Autism, coaching for engagement with Autism, learning about pro's and con's of PCIT vs. use of stimulant medication as a first choice of treatment for ADHD, and reducing drop-out. The rest of the program looks amazing as well. I'm looking forward to learning more about the many facets of PCIT occurring around the world and networking with other professionals in the PCIT International community.
I've included with this post the convention program as well as the slides from my presentation:
The day ended with a poster session, where I presented a poster on preliminary findings of Teacher-Child Interaction Training-Kentucky (TCIT-KY), an adaptation of PCIT for PK-2nd grade classrooms. Again, there was a lot of interest, which felt great! I love the opportunity poster sessions offer for networking and simply enjoying the company of people who are passionate about the same things. PCIT conventions are really like family reunions. It's such a great community.
Jessica Mattingly, Psy.D.