Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a proven method to work with children, ages 2-7 years old, who demonstrate behavioral concerns. The therapy is completed with both the child and parent/s present, and also requires a commitment to attending weekly therapy sessions for at least 20 weeks. Parents practice skills both in sessions and at home to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and change problematic behavioral patterns over time.
PCIT is appropriate for children between the ages of 2 and 7 who exhibit:
- Self-Injurious Behavior
- Low Self-Esteem
- Whining, swearing, sassing
- Low mood, withdrawn
- Effects of chronic trauma
PCIT is NOT appropriate for children who are experiencing:
- Acute trauma
- Intellectual disabilities
- A parent/guardian who is unwilling/unable to change his/her parenting
How To Get Started:
If you are a new client at Vera French:
Initiate the new client process by coming to a Same Day Access time at Vera French’s Central Park location. Same Day Access hours allow individuals to receive same-day mental health evaluations. Click HERE to view Same Day Access hours.
If you are a current Vera French client:
Talk to your current provider about PCIT being a good fit for you and your child. Your provider will handle the referral process.