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