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"WVU psychologist shares quick relief for parents struggling with child behavior during COVID-19 pandemic"

"WVU psychologist creates tool for parents struggling with child behavior"


The Cooperation Chart was created by Cheryl B. McNeil, Ph.D., Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Master Trainer. The Chart incorporates labeled praises and warning statements which are components of PCIT.

To learn more about improving the bond between parent and child and decreasing child behavior problems, check out other works by Dr. McNeil.

​Cheryl B. McNeil, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Child program at West Virginia University. Her clinical and research interests are focused on program development and evaluation, specifically with regard to abusive parenting practices and managing the disruptive behaviors of young children in both the home and school settings. Dr. McNeil has co-authored several books (e.g., Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Second Edition, Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers: Improving Attachment and Emotion Regulation Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children), a continuing education package (Working with Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children), a classroom management program (The Tough Class Discipline Kit), and a Psychotherapy DVD for the American Psychological Association (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy). She has a line of research studies examining the efficacy of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Teacher Child Interaction Training across a variety of settings and populations, including over 100 research articles and chapters related to the importance of intervening early with young children displaying disruptive behaviors. Dr. McNeil is a global trainer for PCIT International and has disseminated PCIT to agencies and therapists in many states and countries, including Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

Cheryl B. McNeil, Ph.D.

Works by Dr. McNeil

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