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.
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?