Parent Child Interactive Therapy – PCIT
Parent Child Interactive therapy is a method of play therapy that is done between the child and their caregiver, facilitated by the therapist, to better the parent-child relationship and manage behavior. This is an evidence-based treatment and is set up so that the parent and child are in a room together, while the therapist observes from another room giving guidance. This creates a sense of warmth and structure in the relationship. This technique allows education and training through child development to decrease negative behaviors and teach appropriate expectations and positive behaviors through problem solving and real-time feedback for each family’s specific needs.