Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for young children (ages 3 - 7) with emotional and behavioral disorders. PCIT places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and interaction patterns. Caregivers participating in treatment learn therapeutic skills to reinforce positive child behavior and behavior management. PCIT can help improve family dynamics by working to reduce negative behavior and interactions within the family.
By learning specific techniques, parents and caregivers can build a better relationship with a child by practicing new behaviors and ways of communicating that are more encouraging and reassuring which enables the child to demonstrate improved behavior across all settings.
When practiced consistently, these new and techniques can instill more confidence, reduce anger and aggression, and encourage better individual and interactive behavior in both parent and child.