How I Treat This:
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a highly effective, evidenced-based therapy that assists with parent/caregiver-child relationship problems, child disruptive behaviors, and childhood conduct problems.
Parent-child relationship problems can be caused by constant whining, non-compliance, low self-esteem, adjusting to divorce, and bonding in blended families.
Examples of disruptive childhood behaviors include lying, hyperactivity, verbal agression, classrom misconduct, anger, resentment, and spite, and defiance.
Conduct problems include behaviors such as, physical aggression, destructive behaviors, cruelty to animals, fire setting, and stealing.
PCIT balances positive interaction with your child, while delivering consistent limit setting. This approach leads to child compliance and decreased parent stress. PCIT returns control to the parents.
PCIT offers the following:
- Active coaching of parent and child.
- Restructuring parent-child interaction patterns.
- An assessment driven treatment approach that is supported by research.
PCIT is a therapy for children whose ages range from 2 to 7