Is PCIT Right for Your Child?

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a specialized behavior management program designed for young children experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties and their families.  PCIT works with the child and caregivers together to improve overall behavior and to reduce parenting stress.

Goals of PCIT

  • Improve parent/caregiver-child relationships
  • Improve children’s ability to listen and follow directions
  • Increase children’s abilities to manage frustration and anger
  • Increase children’s appropriate social skills
  • Improve children’s attention skills
  • Build children’s self-esteem
PCIT is designed for young children between the ages of two and seven years.

PCIT has been successful with:

  • Children with oppositional/defiant problems
  • Children with aggressive behaviors
  • Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Children experiencing adjustment problems