PCIT in Norway
We started using PCIT in Norway in 2000. Since then PCIT has spread across the country. Currently approximately 30 PCIT therapists work in 10 different child mental health clinics, located in almost all parts of Norway. Furthermore, during the last years, two teams from Child Protection Services started using PCIT to help the families they work with.
Anne Kristine Wormdal and Åse Bjørseth were trained as PCIT therapists by Dr. Eyberg and Dr. McNeil. They have also completed the trainers-in-training course with Drs. Funderburk and Nelson at the University of Oklahoma. Anne Kristine Wormdal and Åse Bjørseth are responsible for in-country training in Norway.
Activities and events
Therapists in the different regions meet regularly for discussing PCIT cases and supervision. Our workshops in basic PCIT training follow the recommendations from PCIT International and consist of 40 hours of training, followed by supervision.
The Norwegian PCIT study is a 5-year randomized controlled trial comparing PCIT to treatment as usual and is conducted in two ordinary mental health clinics. The study includes data from 70 families with children ages 2-7 years, referred for problems with behavior (ECBI score above 90th percentile), attention and/or interaction. Assessment consisted of: Preschool Age Psychiatric Assessment (PAPA), DPICS, Working Model of the Child Interview (WMCI), Achenbach’s Child Behavior Checklist/Teacher Rating Form, Beck Depression Inventory, Parental Locus Of Control and Parenting Stress Index. Follow-up data is collected 6 and 18 months after onset of treatment. Data collection is expected to be completed within the next 6 months. We plan to publish study results within the next two years.
Literature Citations of PCIT Publications from the Program
Bjørseth, Å. & Wormdal A.K. (2005). Parent child interaction therapy – Med terapeuten på øret. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, Vol. 42, 693-699.
Ebbesen, N. K. & Stedje, I. (2008) Differences in Parent-Child Interaction in NoClinical and Clinical Groups Using Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System as the Discriminative Tool.Unpublished Masters’ Thesis in Psychology, NTNU 2008.
Flugstad, A. (2009) Parent-Child InteractionTherapy som spesialpedagogisk hjelp til førskolebarn.Spesialpedagogikk 01/ 2009.
Gudmundsen, K. & Martinsen, K. B. (2008) Parent-Child Interaction in Relation to Family Stress and Parents’ Symptoms of Anxiety and depression. Unpublished Masters’ Thesis in Psychology. NTNU 2008.
Kvarum, Inger Marie (2005) PCIT-techniques for pre-school teachers. Preventing disruptive behavior in young children: An intervention program for kindergartens. Unpublished Masters’ Thesis in Psychology, NTNU 2005.
Wist, Kirsti W. (2007) PCIT i skolen. Implementering av prinsipper fra Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) i skolen. Opplæring og veiledning av lærere for barn med atferdsvansker.Unpublished. Masters’ thesis in special education. NTNU 2007.
Åse Bjørseth: firstname.lastname@example.org