Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS)

The Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) is a system that assesses parent-child interactions. The instrument can be used to measure ongoing progress as well as pre- and post-treatment outcomes. The DPICS can be completed in under an hour without video equipment.

Ages
Not specified
Languages
English
Domains
Length
5 minute intervals
Price

Free: Eyberg, Sheila, and Elizabeth Robinson. 1981. “DYADIC PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION CODING SYSTEM: A MANUAL.” University of Washington: The Parenting Clinic. http://www.incredibleyears.com/download/research/dpics-manual.pdf.

Open Access
Yes
Administration
Observation
Scoring
Manual scoring
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Eyberg, Sheila, and Elizabeth Robinson. 1981. “DYADIC PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION CODING SYSTEM: A MANUAL.” University of Washington: The Parenting Clinic. http://www.incredibleyears.com/download/research/dpics-manual.pdf.

Bessmer, Janet Leah. 1998. “The Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System II (DPICS II): Reliability and Validity.” US: ProQuest Information & Learning.; Robinson, Elizabeth A., and Sheila M. Eyberg. 1981. “The Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System: Standardization and Validation.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 49 (2): 245–50.

Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Leung, Cynthia, Sandra Tsang, Tammy C. S. Sin, and Siu-yan Choi. 2015. “The Efficacy of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Chinese Families: Randomized Controlled Trial.” Research on Social Work Practice 25 (1): 117–28. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731513519827.

Hupp, Stephen D. A., David Reitman, Gregory E. Everett, Keith D. Allen, and Mary Lou Kelley. 2011. “Measuring Change during Behavioral Parent Training Using the Parent Instruction-Giving Game with Youngsters (PIGGY): A Clinical Replication.” Child & Family Behavior Therapy 33 (4): 289–98. https://doi.org/10.1080/07317107.2011.623091.

McCabe, Kristen, May Yeh, Anna Lau, Carolina Bertely Argote, and June Liang. 2010. “Parent-Child Interactions among Low-Income Mexican American Parents and Preschoolers: Do Clinic-Referred Families Differ from Nonreferred Families?” Behavior Therapy 41 (1): 82–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2009.01.003.

Sheeber, Lisa B., John R. Seeley, Edward G. Feil, Betsy Davis, Erik Sorensen, Derek B. Kosty, and Peter M. Lewinsohn. 2012. “Development and Pilot Evaluation of an Internet-Facilitated Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Maternal Depression.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 80 (5): 739–49. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028820.

Hakman, Melissa, Mark Chaffin, Beverly Funderburk, and Jane F. Silovsky. 2009. “Change Trajectories for Parent-Child Interaction Sequences during Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Child Physical Abuse.” Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal 33 (7): 461–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2008.08.003.