As an assessment driven treatment, there are several measures that are integral to the practice of PCIT. Below you will find descriptions and references for these key assessment tools.
Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI)
The ECBI is a 36-item parent report scale of conduct problem behaviors in children between the ages of 2 and 16.
Eyberg, S.M., & Pincus, D. (1999). Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory and Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory-Revised: Professional Manual. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources.
Funderburk, B.W., Eyberg, S.M., Rich, B.A., & Behar, L. (2003). Further psychometric evaluation of the Eyberg and Behar rating scales for parents and teachers of preschoolers. Early Education and Development, 14, 67-81.
Rich, B.A., & Eyberg, S.M. (2001). Accuracy of assessment: The discriminative and predictive power of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Ambulatory Child Health, 7, 249-257.
ECBI purchasing through PAR, Inc (Click for access to PAR website)
Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS)
The DPICS is a behavioral coding system that measures the quality of parent-child social interactions.
Eyberg, S.M., Nelson, M.,M., Duke, M., & Boggs, S.R. (2005). Manual for the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (3rd edition)
DPICS (4th edition) coming soon to The PCIT Store!
Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory-Revised (SESBI-R)
The SESBI-R is a 38-item teacher rating scale of conduct problem behaviors at school for children between the ages of 2 and 18.
Eyberg, S.M., & Pincus, D. (1999). Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory and Sutter-Eyberg Behavior Inventory-Revised: Professional Manual. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources.
Therapy Attitude Inventory (TAI)
The TAI is a 10-item parent-report scale of satisfaction with the process and outcome of therapy.
Now available on the Therapist Resources page!
Brestan, E., Jacobs, J., Rayfield, A., & Eyberg, S.M. (1999). A consumer satisfaction measure for parent-child treatments and its relationship to measures of child behavior change. Behavior Therapy, 30, 17-30.
Revised Edition of the School Observation Coding System (REDSOCS)
The REDSOCS is an interval coding system for recording disruptive classroom behaviors of preschool and elementary age children.
Jacobs, J., Boggs, S.R., Eyberg, S.M., Edwards, D., Durning, P., Querido, J., McNeil, C.B., & Funderburk, B. (2002). Psychometric properties and reference point data for the Revised Edition of the School Observation Coding System. Behavior Therapy, 31, 695-712.
Bagner, D. M., Boggs, S. R., & Eyberg, S. M. (2010). Evidence-based school behavior assessment of externalizing behavior in young children. Education and Treatment of Children, 33, 65-83.
Child Rearing Inventory (CRI)
The CRI is an 11-item parent report measure of tolerance for child misbehavior.
Brestan, E. V., Eyberg, S. M., Algina, J., Johnson, S. D., & Boggs, S. R. (2003) How annoying is it? Development and validation of a scale of parent tolerance for child misbehavior. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 25, 1-15.