Outbursts in public, disciplinary phone calls from school, uncontrollable tantrums—when your child has behavioral issues it can be overwhelming as a parent. You want to help them but feel like you’ve tried everything (or maybe you don’t know where to start). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) can provide you with effective strategies to help your child overcome these behavioral concerns.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a proven, evidence-based approach to treating young children (ages 2-7) with behavioral problems. Working directly with a therapist, a parent and child are observed through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed while the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills to learn how to manage your child’s behavior.
PCIT is a hands-on treatment option where at-home implementation is coupled with consistent attendance to 12-20 therapy sessions, as determined by your child’s progress.
If your child is facing expulsion from their daycare or school or you find yourself unsure of how to help them learn to listen, it is sometimes hard to know when to get help.
Read through the questionnaire, to see what to look out for. If you answer yes to multiple questions, PCIT may be a good fit for you and your family.
refuse to listen to instructions?
have frequent temper tantrums?
often disobey rules?
insist on having their own way?
have intense outburts in public?
struggle with behavior at school?
hit, scratch, kick, or bite?
During PCIT you will work with an experienced clinician and receive in-session coaching to help you strengthen your relationship with your child and learn effective techniques.
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