Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Lab
Welcome to West Virginia University’s Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) lab website. PCIT is an evidence-based practice for families with children ages two through seven. PCIT is designed to improve parent-child relationships and to reduce a range of difficult behaviors problems including noncompliance, aggressiveness, tantrums, and oppositional behaviors. PCIT was developed by Dr. Sheila Eyberg at the University of Florida with whom Dr. McNeil trained. The WVU PCIT lab is a clinical research lab located in the Life Sciences Building. Dr. McNeil’s lab is currently staffed with two graduate students and five undergraduates, and one independent research assistant.
This site is designed to give you a sense of who we are and what we do in the PCIT lab.
You can also visit the PCIT International website for more information.
If you are in need of clinical services, please, contact the Quin Curtis Center at (304) 293-1824.
Interested in Joining the Lab?
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
If you are interested in becoming part of the PCIT lab as a graduate student, you can read more about the program through the links below. Feel free to email Dr. McNeil if you have any additional questions about applying. HOWEVER, Dr. Cheryl McNeil is on sabbatical for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. It is unlikely that she will be reviewing new applications for Fall 2018 doctoral admissions or participating fully in interview weekend. Applicants interested in Dr. McNeil's lab are urged to consider other possible mentors within the clinical child program at WVU.
FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
If you are a motivated and hard-working undergraduate student with at least a 3.7 GPA, and you are interested in joining the PCIT lab team, contact Dr. McNeil for information on opportunities to complete a PSYC 495: Independent Study class. The PCIT lab will continue to conduct research during the 2017-2018 academic year while Dr. McNeil is on sabbatical.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WVU AND MORGANTOWN:
INTERESTED IN TRAINING IN PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY?
Because Dr. McNeil is 1 of only 21 Certified PCIT Master Trainers in the world (see PCIT International), she provides workshops in which she teaches qualified therapists the PCIT Mastery Skills.
Check out the PCIT Training Brochure to learn more about training workshops.
Also, look over the Information for Professionals for an overview of the necessary training required to develop competence in PCIT.
THE PCIT LAB
The lab is located in Room 1326 of the Life Sciences Building on the Downtown Campus of West Virginia University.
DR. CHERYL B. MCNEIL
Department of Psychology
1208 Life Sciences Building
53 Campus Drive, P.O Box 6040
Morgantown, WV 26506-6040