Brief Behavioral Intervention (BBI)

for children 2-6 years of age

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How We Can Help

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).

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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.

Core Session Goals

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Contact Us

Phone: 662-325-0270
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

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In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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