Taking PRIDE in Your Home: Implementing Home-Based Parent–Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) With Fidelity




Joshua J. Masse, Lauren Borduin Quetsch, and Cheryl B. McNeil

Brief Type



  • Other Models


Clinically significant externalizing behaviors in young children is an increasingly common issue with estimates ranging from 4% to 15% affected, yet roughly only 3% of young children with a mental health problem receive any treatment whatsoever. Due to the under-utilization of outpatient therapy, attrition rates ranging from 30% to 70%, and a host of barriers that preclude families from using mental health services (e.g., stigma, transportation), a need exists to make evidence-based interventions for disruptive behaviors more available and transportable to least restrictive environments. This is particularly important for highly stressed, limited resourced families. As the empirical focus has shifted from treatment efficacy trials to examining effective ways to disseminate and implement validated treatments, the investigation of evidence-based intervention models in “real world” settings, such as home-based PCIT, is now becoming critical to ensure children and families receive the most proven mental health treatments. This chapter presents an overview of home-based models, outlines a rationale for home-based PCIT, reviews the home-based PCIT literature and presents practice parameters and clinical modifications to adapt to the home setting while maintaining fidelity to core components of the model. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Standardized assessment tools



For More Information

Masse J. J., Quetsch L. B., & McNeil C. B. (2018). Taking PRIDE in your home: Implementing home-based Parent–Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) with fidelity. In L. N. Niec (Ed.), Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (pp. 161-181). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-97698-3_11
Author Contact Information:
Joshua J. Masse


  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches