What is Parent Child
Interaction Therapy (PCIT)?
PCIT is a behavioral therapy for families, with children ages
2-8, to reduce externalizing behaviors (i.e. anger, anxiety).
PCIT has two components:
Relationship enhancement: Parents are taught how to decrease negative attributions towards children and to encourage and promote communication skills.
Strategies for compliance: Parents learn specific skills for effective discipline and behavioral management.
During PCIT, the parent/caregiver
wears a listening device,
such as a Bluetooth,
which allows the therapist
to provide moment-to-moment
feedback, to help child interaction,
in real time.