The PCIT Research Task Force has compiled a comprehensive list of articles on PCIT and its related assessment instruments.
In 2023, a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health entitled "Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Advances toward Health Equity" was provided to the community at no cost, and can be accessed here. The issue explores many important topics, including the use of PCIT principles to aid in feeding issues with young children, working with diverse populations, and reducing child maltreatment through implementation of PCIT skills.
At the 2019 PCIT International Convention, several Research in Brief presentations were delivered to summarize the current state of the PCIT literature related to specific related topics. Below are links to each of those summaries.
PCIT and Emotion Development
PCIT and Trauma
PCIT and Barriers to Graduation
PCIT and Chronic Illness
PCIT and Parental Mental Illness
Physiological Variables and Disruptive Behaviors
PCIT and Foster Parents
PCIT and Parental Well-Being
PCIT and Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Iowa Blueprint Document is an excellent compendium of the current state of research-based early childhood mental health interventions.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has completed an in-depth review of PCIT Outcome Studies published between 1995 and 2011.
Several professional groups and government agencies have listed PCIT as a model program or evidence-based treatment:
Closing the Quality Casm in Child Abuse Treatment: Identifying and Disseminating Best Practices (Chadwick Center, 2004)
Child Physical and Sexual Abuse: Guidelines for Treatment
(Saunders, Berliner, & Hanson, Eds., National Crime Victims Reasearch and Treatment Center and The Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress; Office for Victims of Crime, U.S Department of Justice, 2004)
Evidence-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents
(The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association, and the Network on Youth and Mental Health)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
(Empirically Supported Treatments and Promising Practices, supported by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2005)