Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services provides Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): Evidence-based therapy for children with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Through PCIT, our goal is to improve the relationship between a parent and child by working on how the parent and child react to each other.

For more information on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, please call (307) 633-7370.

About Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

In PCIT, we provide the following:

  • Child-directed interaction (CDI)
  • Parent-directed interaction (PDI)
  • Play-therapy sessions with live coaching
  • Exploration of relevant behavior theories and behavior modification

Goals of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Through PCIT, we seek to:

  • Empower parents to consistently set healthy limits with the child
  • Increase positive interactions between parent and child
  • Improve the child’s self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Help the child learn new ways to express feelings of anger and frustration
  • Increase the child’s attention span
  • Improve the child’s organizational skills

Benefits of PCIT

The benefits of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy are lasting, for both parent and child alike. Participants often notice:

  • Better behavior from the child
  • Better responses from the parent
  • Less stress for the parent and child
  • Improved mental health for the parent and child
  • Better behavior from the child in school and other settings