Become a Parent Coach - ABC Parenting
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Become a Parent Coach

How do I become an ABC Parent Coach?

Thank you so much for your interest in ABC! We are currently disseminating ABC at both national and international sites. We value implementation with fidelity, and require intensive training and supervision of our trainees throughout our 6-month training period. If you are interested and the training model appears to be a good fit for your organization or agency, please contact us.

Selection of Parent Coaches

We use an evidence-based half-hour screening process to predict which individuals are likely to have success training in ABC. We can do this screening remotely through video conferencing with potential coaches.


Initial Training

Initial training is in ABC-Infant which is designed for infants between 6 and 24 months of age. Training for this is conducted remotely over the course of three half-days. Trainees are provided with a Zoom link and training materials prior to the start of the first training session. Training includes theoretical and practical orientation to the intervention, practice with “In the Moment” commenting and coding, review of session content, consultation concerning site-specific implementation, and planning for the 6-month supervised training period.

Additional Training

After being certified in ABC-Infant, parent coaches are eligible to learn ABC-Newborn and ABC-Early Childhood. The newborn intervention is designed for newborns  0 to 5 months of age and the early childhood intervention is designed for children between 24 and 48 months. Each additional training involves one remote training session and additional supervision time.


Supervision is conducted via video conferencing using a HIPAA-compliant software, Zoom. Trainees have 2 supervision meetings per week: General Clinical Supervision (1 hour) and In the Moment Commenting Supervision (30 min). The time commitment for session preparation, visit, and supervision is 4 hours per case each week. Our current supervision period for training in ABC-Infant is 6 months.



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