What is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)?
Tired of getting phone calls from school
Is your child destructive?
Feeling overwhelmed by your child's tantrums?
Embarrassed by your child's behavior when out in public?
Love your child but don't like your child
PCIT MIGHT BE FOR YOU!
PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioral problems.
PCIT is done across two treatment phases. The first phase of treatment focuses on establishing warmth in your relationship with your child through learning and applying skills proven to help children feel calm, secure in their relationships with their parents, and good about themselves.
The second phase of treatment will equip you to manage the most challenging of your child's behaviors while remaining confident, calm, and consistent in your approach to discipline. In this phase, you will learn proven strategies to help your child accept your limits, comply with your directions, respect house rules, and demonstrate appropriate behavior in public.
With consistent attendance and homework completion, PCIT can be completed within 12-20 sessions, though treatment is not time-limited. Treatment is considered complete when you have mastered both sets of skills and rate your child's behavior within normal limits on a behavior rating scale.
We’ve tried therapy before. How might PCIT be different?
How long does it take to complete PCIT?