PCIT in Taiwan
The PCIT research and clinical services team in Taiwan was established by Dr. Yi-Chuen Chenin the Department of Psychology at National Chung Cheng University in Chia-Yi, Taiwan in 2008. Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University (WVU) in 2006. As a graduate student and clinical trainee at WVU, Dr. Chen was trained and mentored in PCIT by Dr. Cheryl B. McNeil. In addition to serving as her clinical and research advisor, Dr. McNeil also served as a consultant to Dr. Chen as she became the first and only PCIT Level II Trainer in Taiwan. Dr. Chen and her team members received 24-hours of PCIT advanced training in March 2014 by Dr. Sheila M. Eyberg (the founder of PCIT and a PCIT Global Trainer) and Dr. Elizabeth Brestan-Knight (a PCIT Global Trainer). Dr. Chen and her team hosted Dr. Eyberg again in September 2016, as Dr. Eyberg was the Global Trainer site visitor assigned to Taiwan. The opportunity to learn from and interact with the leaders in the field of PCIT has been an incredibly rewarding experience for Dr. Chen and her team members.
Current Research and Clinical Activities
The mission of the PCIT Taiwan team is threefold: 1) to train professionals and graduate students in the area of clinical child psychology to conduct PCIT, 2) to conduct PCIT research, and 3) to provide PCIT clinical services for children and their family members. So far, Dr. Chen and her team members havetranslated the updated versions of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Protocol 2011and Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) Clinical Manual (4th ed.)into traditional Chinese. Dr. Chen and her team members also havetranslated and established the psychometric properties of the Chinese versions of measures (e.g., Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory, DPICS, Child Behavior Checklist) used in PCIT assessments. Over120 Taiwanese caregivers and their children with disruptive behavior problems, or those at risk for child maltreatment, have received services and/or referrals from Dr. Chen or her team members. Over 75 Taiwanese caregivers and their children with disruptive behavior problems or those at risk for child maltreatment have benefited from completing PCIT and a three-month follow-up. While providing services to families, sixteen licensed clinical psychologists and ten clinical psychology graduate students have been trained by Dr. Chen to provide PCIT in Taiwan. Most (19 out of 26; 70%) of the PCIT trainees served as a co-therapist with Dr. Chen to see at least one PCIT case (range = 1 to 4 cases) from pre-treatment assessment to PCIT graduation.
Chen, Y., & Fortson, B. L. (2015). Predictors of treatment attrition and treatment length in Parent-
Child Interaction Therapy in Taiwanese families. Children and Youth Services Review, 59,28-
Chen, Y., Fortson, B. L., & Tiano, J. D. (2018). Preliminary validityof the Eyberg Child Behavior
Inventory with Taiwanese clinic-referred children.Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(12),
3816-3830. doi: 10.1007/s10826-018-1236-8
Chen, Y., Fortson, B. L., & Tiano, J. D. (in press). Establishing norms on the Eyberg Child Behavior
Inventory to identify disruptive behaviors in Taiwanese children. Child & Family Behavior
Yi-Chuen Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Certified PCIT Level 2 Trainer
Department of Psychology
National Chung-Cheng University
168 University Rd., Min-Hsiung
Chia-Yi 62102, Taiwan
Phone: +886-5-2720-411 ext. 32209