Child-Parent Relationship Therapy: Child-Parent Interaction Therapy of Sheila Eyberg (on foreign sources)



The article based on English sources is devoted to child-parent therapy method which is a training of child-parent interaction, developed by Dr. Sheila Eyberg (USA). The training is designed to correct the behavior of preschoolers aged 2–7 and reduce the level of parental stress. The method combines the traditional playing therapy with the behavioral child-parental therapy tools. The training consists of two stages of work – child-centered interaction and parent-centered interaction. The detailed protocol of the Training which is the therapist's guide for each session of each stage of work was elaborated. The number of meetings varied from 8 to 12, the duration of each stage is about 5-6 weeks. The training is well known and used by psychologists and researchers abroad in their work with families displaying a wide range of problems, such as children with problem behavior, autism spectrum disorders, families from at-risk groups.

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Keywords: child-parent relationship, problem behavior, preschoolers, child-parent therapy, child-parent interaction therapy

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology


For citation: Nemirovskaya E.G. Child-Parent Relationship Therapy: Child-Parent Interaction Therapy of Sheila Eyberg (on foreign sources) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2017. Vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 81–86. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2017060209. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Evgeniya G. Nemirovskaya, master degree student, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, a practicing psychologist, private psychological practice, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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