President of PCIT, Inc. & PCIT Global Trainer
Christopher Campbell, Ph.D.

Christopher Campbell, Ph.D.

President, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Inc.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Certified PCIT Global Trainer

Born & Raised

Meeker, CO (Northwest Corner of CO)

Undergraduate Education

Colorado State University

Graduate Training

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Christopher Campbell, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified PCIT Global Trainer, and the President of Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Incorporated.  Dr. Campbell was born and raised in Colorado, and he graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in both Psychology and Biology.

 

Dr. Campbell earned both his Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).  At UNL, he was a member of Dr. David Hansen’s Child Maltreatment Lab where he provided trauma-informed services with children who had been sexually abused (and their non-offending caregivers & siblings) at the Child Advocacy Center in Lincoln, NE. 

 

In 2007, as a second-year doctoral student, Dr. Campbell started to provide in-home Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) services with Head Start families.  In addition to home-based PCIT services, the practicum experience also included consultation services at a new Head Start Program.  The Head Start Program was experiencing significant behavioral challenges which has resulted in the loss of 14 teachers and 1 Director in 8 months.  Thus, in collaboration with other graduate students, Dr. Campbell successfully created and piloted one of the first studies on Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT) in 2008.  In 2009, Dr. Campbell was awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (and the Maude Hammond Fling Fellowship at UNL) to continue to develop and deliver TCIT services across multiple Head Start locations in Nebraska.

 

Dr. Campbell completed his pre-doctoral internship at two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  During his first postdoctoral fellowship, he was awarded an Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) by the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  The award provided Dr. Campbell with research funding to continue to develop and evaluate his Teacher Child Interaction Training – Comprehensive Program (TCIT-C) in additional Head Start Programs.

 

Dr. Campbell started training clinicians in Parent Child Interaction Therapy in 2011.  Currently, Dr. Campbell has conducted over 100 PCIT trainings with clinicians from all over the world, including, but not limited to, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Egypt, Italy, Germany, and Canada. 

 

Dr. Campbell has trained clinicians from every state within the U.S., helped conduct two state-wide implementations of PCIT (Minnesota, Missouri), and also participated in the implementation of large learning collaboratives.  He has also hosted PCIT trainings for agencies who work with specialized populations and families including tribal agencies in the United States and Canada, and agencies who provide services to military families around the world.

 

Prior to the pandemic in 2020, Dr. Campbell established three, on-site PCIT training sites in Oklahoma City, Las Vegas, and Dallas.  In response to the pandemic, he created two training options so that clinicians could continue to learn and utilize PCIT services with families in their community: (1) Virtual PCIT Training which is conducted live via Zoom; and (2) the increasingly popular online, self-paced PCIT Training.

 

In addition to PCIT training, Dr. Campbell continues to provide PCIT services with families.  He has experience delivering PCIT in all formats, including in-home PCIT services, within clinic (e.g., using an observation room, delivering PCIT within the same room), and telehealth (which is often referred to as iPCIT). 

 

Dr. Campbell currently works at the Oklahoma Pediatric Therapy Center (OPTC), a multi-disciplinary agency that provides speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral health services in Oklahoma City.  At OPTC, Dr. Campbell also provides training and supervision to practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows.

 

Overall, Dr. Campbell’s primary goal is to continue to improve, expand, and revolutionize PCIT training so that families around the world can receive the highest quality services.