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The DPICS at Auburn


Former graduate and undergraduate DPICS coders at the 6th Annual PCIT Conference in Gainesville, Florida


The Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) is a behavioral coding system that measures the quality of parent-child social interactions (Eyberg, Nelson, Duke, & Boggs, 2005). The DPICS was developed by Dr. Sheila Eyberg at the University of Florida's Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.

The Auburn University DPICS Coding Team is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students who have expertise coding parent-child observations with the DPICS. Our coders meet weekly to discuss coding issues. We also assist the new members of our team who are learning the DPICS.

For more information regarding the DPICS, please check the Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) website at or the following manual:

Eyberg, S.M., Nelson, M.,M., Duke, M., & Boggs, S.R. (2005). Manual for the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (3rd edition)







Last Updated: 1/20/12