Per the PCIT website: Desired outcomes of the first phase of treatment in PCIT include:
- Decreased frequency, severity, and/or duration of tantrums
- Decreased activity levels
- Decreased negative attention-seeking behaviors (such as whining and bossiness)
- Decreased parental frustration
- Increased feelings of security, safety, and attachment to the primary caregiver
- Increased attention span
- Increased self-esteem
- Increased pro-social behaviors (such as sharing and taking turns)
Parent Child Interaction Therapy
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidenced-based practice for treating children under the age of 7 with behavioral disorders.
Parents become partners in therapeutic process as the PCIT therapist guide parents through various coaching sessions with their child via a one way mirror. Parents learn effective, efficient and practical tools to manage difficult behavior. This two-phase therapy process is intended to build trust, connection and compliance in the parent-child relationship.
To learn more about PCIT visit PCIT International