Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based therapy for children with emotional and behavioral disorders. The goal is to improve the relationship between a parent and child by working on how the parent and child react to each other.

The following is provided during PCIT:

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

PCIT is meant to:

  • 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
  • Empower parents to consistently set healthy limits with the child

There are many benefits of PCIT, including:

  • 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

For more information, call (307) 633-7370.