Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based therapy utilized to help young children (ages 1-6) overcome emotional or behavioral issues before they start to cascade into affecting the child’s future. As the name suggests, this therapy approach has its aim on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship, thereby changing parent-child interaction patterns and alleviating symptoms. Children and their caregivers are seen together in PCIT, and most sessions are spent with me coaching you, the caregiver, on effective use of specific therapy skills. What you can expect is an improvement in your relationship with your child, a child who is more cooperative, and a parent who is less stressed and more confident in his/her role as a parent. More detailed information about PCIT’s theoretical underpinnings and efficacy please visit: http://www.pcit.org/what-is-pcit1.html.