PARENT CHILD INTERACTION
What is PCIT?
PCIT is an evidence-based, family oriented, treatment for young children ages 2-7 with emotional and/or behavioral disorders. PCIT places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship by changing the parent-child interaction patterns.
What can I expect during a PCIT session?
PCIT is broken down into two phases:
The first phase is the relationship enhancement phase. The goal of this phase is to establish warmth in your relationship with your child through learning and applying skills proven to help children feel calm, secure in their relationships with their parents, and good about themselves.
The second phase of treatment involves discipline and compliance. The goal of this phase is to provide caretakers with the tools necessary to handle the most difficult of their child’s behaviors.
PCIT is conducted through a one-way mirror in which the therapist observes the child and caregiver interacting in a natural, play-like setting. The therapist “coaches” the caregiver by speaking to the parent through an ear device the parent wears during the session. As the caregiver and child interact, the therapist provides live, in-the-moment, instructions to you as you learn to manage your child’s behavior.
How can I get started?
Do you feel that PCIT would be a good fit for you and your child? Contact Covenant Family Solutions, LLC at 319-261-2292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to answer any questions and get you set up for an appointment or free consultation with one of our skilled providers!