Enhanced Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Young Children with Behaviour Problems and Limited Prosocial Emotions
We are currently testing an adapted version of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy that addresses the unique treatment needs of young children with conduct problems and limited prosocial emotions.
Young children with limited prosocial emotions benefit from parenting interventions, but do not improve as much as children with appropriately developed prosocial emotions. Prosocial emotions refer to experiences of empathy, guilt, and motivation to do well that are at a level expected for the child’s age and developmental level. The enhanced intervention was developed to address problems with emotional processing common to children with limited prosocial emotions.