Program background
Mental Health

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Mental Health Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Overview

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is a brief, evidence-based parenting program for young children that provides parents with real-time feedback and coaching.

Research shows that PCIT leads to a decrease in negative attention-seeking behaviors, an increase in compliance, more satisfying parent-child relationships, and improved relationships with peers and teachers.

PCIT has been proven to significantly reduce or eliminate the following child behaviors at home and school: Frequent temper tantrums, aggression towards siblings/peers, difficulty following directions, whining, impulsive behaviors, dawdling, difficulty focusing/concentrating, sibling rivalry, defiance or talking back to adults, and power struggles.