Parent-child interaction therapy is an evidence based treatment for young children. Specifically, parent-child interaction therapy works well with children who are emotional and behavioral challenges.
Furthermore, parent-child interaction therapy places an emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship through play.
To clarify, parent-child interaction therapy is different from play therapy. In other words, parent-child interaction therapy allows you, as the parent, to learn skills that decreases undesired behaviors and increases parenting confidence.
During PCIT, I will help you learn specialized skills to improve your relationship with your child, implement discipline strategies that really work, and apply those skills in your home and in public. Parents who have tried “parenting classes” before are amazed at the difference they see with PCIT because we are able to tailor the program to fit your family’s individual needs and personalities. As a PCIT therapist, I have completed extensive training and am officially certified by PCIT International. During treatment we will track your child’s behavior at every session to make sure that your child is improving. If you commit to the program, you will be amazed at how quickly your child’s behavior will change.
When your child’s tantrums feel overwhelming, I help guide and direct you towards confidence in parenting. As a result, I am able to help parents grow closer to their children. Additionally, I help parents build a plan for challenging behaviors at home or at school.
Children begin Parent Child Interaction Therapy for many reasons, including:
- A need to strengthen the parent-child relationship
- Difficulty listening or following directions
- Frequent tantrums or outbursts
- Difficulty sharing and taking turns
- Challenges with negative attention-seeking behaviors
What is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy?