Parent and child during Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy – also known as PCIT – is an evidence-based treatment program designed for caregivers and their young children (2.5 to 8 years old) who are experiencing social, behavioral, and/or emotional difficulties.

PCIT is regarded by national experts as a gold standard treatment for children who have any of the following challenges:

  • Frequent temper tantrums
  • Hyperactivity
  • Defiance – refusing to follow directions
  • Interrupting others
  • Verbal and/or physical aggression
  • Short attention span
  • Destruction of toys and/or family belongings
  • Backtalk or sassing adults
  • Whining or crying for no apparent reason
  • Constantly seeking attention
  • Difficulty with behaviors at school, preschool, and/or daycare