Director, CAARE Center
Director-PCIT Training Center
3671 Business Drive
Sacramento, CA 95820
B.A.|M.S., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1983-1987
Honors and Awards:
California Governors Office of Criminal Justice Planning – Recognition, 2003
U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control - Recognition, 2002
Recognition of Achievement – Yolo County Board of Supervisors, 2002
Third Annual PCIT Sheila Eyberg Award – Merit Award, 2002
Select Recent Publications:
Runyon, M., Urquiza, A.J. Treatment of physically abused children and their families. In: J.E.B. Myers, L. Berliner, J. Briere, C.T. Hendrix, C. Jenny, T. Reid (Eds.), The APSAC handbook of child maltreatment (3rd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2010
Timmer, S.G., Ware, L., Urquiza, A. The effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for victims of interparental violence. Violence Against Women, 2010: 25(4), 486-503
Timmer, S.G., Zebell, N., Culver, Urquiza, A.J. Efficacy of Adjunct In-Home Coaching to Improve Outcomes in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Research on Social Work Practice, 2009:20(1), 36-45.
Urquiza, A.J. The future of play therapy: Elevating credibility through play therapy research. International Journal of Play Therapy, 2009:19 (1), 4-12.
Urquiza, A.J., Zebell, N., Blacker, D. Innovation and Integration: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as Play Therapy. In Athena Drewes (Ed.), Cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to play therapy. Wiley Sons: New York. 2009
Herschel, A., McNeil, C.B., Urquiza, A.J., McGrath, J., Zebell, N., Timmer, S.G., Porter, A. Evaluation of a treatment manual and workshops for disseminating, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services Research, 2009:36(1), 63-81.
Ogle, C., Augusti, E.M., Block, S., Culver, S., Harris, L., Timmer, S.G., Urquiza, A.J., Goodman, G.S. Accuracy and specificity of autobiographical memory in childhood trauma victims: Developmental considerations. In M. Howe, G.S. Goodman, and D. Cicchetti (Eds.), Trauma and memory development. Oxford University Press: New York, NY. 2008
Kalich, L., Carmichael, B.D., Masson, T., Blacker, D., Urquiza, A.J. Evaluating the evaluator: Guidelines for legal professionals in assessing the competency of evaluations in termination of parental rights cases. The Journal of Psychiatry and the Law, 2007: 35, 365-397.
Urquiza, A.J., Porter, A., Ceremello, T. Competence and certification of PCIT therapists. PCIT Pages, Winter, 2007.
Borrego, J., Anhalt, K., Terao, S.Y., Vargas E., Urquiza, A.J. Parent-child interaction therapy with a Spanish-speaking family. Cognitive Behavioral Practice 2006:13(2), 121-133.