The Brief Behavioral Intervention (BBI) provides parents with effective strategies for handling problem behaviors in preschoolers. Most common concerns include: tantrums, aggression, and non-compliant behaviors. Also addressed are issues related to sleep and toileting.
The program consists of approximately six 1-hour sessions for parents/caregivers to attend with their child. During these sessions, a trained graduate-level clinician learns about the family’s needs, coaches parents, and demonstrates how therapy strategies can be used at home. All sessions are conducted under the live supervision of a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
BBI is a research-proven method that significantly decreases child disruptive behavior and parent stress (Axelrad et al., 2013). The program draws upon the tenets of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) which has treatment gains that last over time (Hood & Eyberg, 2003). Early intervention is key, as response to this kind of treatment decreases as children age (Lochman & Wells, 2003).
How many sessions are there?
While there are 5 core sessions, families typically attend a total of 6-8 sessions.
How long is each session?
Session 1 involves 30 minutes of paperwork, followed by a 50-minute interview.
All other sessions last approximately 50 minutes.
How much does it cost?
$10 per session. A sliding-scale fee is available for families who qualify.
Please be aware our phone is typically answered by a voicemail system, which is checked regularly throughout the business day.
A clinician will return your call as soon as possible to discuss your concerns and schedule an appointment.
Address: MSU Psychology Clinic | 70 Morgan Avenue | Mississippi State, MS 39762
In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.