Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent Child Interaction Therapy – also known as PCIT – is an evidence-based treatment program designed for caregivers and their young children (2 to 7 years old) who are experiencing social, behavioral, and/or emotional difficulties.

PCIT is regarded by national expert panels as a gold standard treatment for children who have any of the following challenges:

  • Frequent temper tantrums 
  • Defiance – refusing to follow directions 
  • Verbal and/or physical aggression 
  • Destruction of toys and/or family belongings 
  • Backtalk or sassing adults 
  • Whining or crying for no apparent reason 
  • Constantly seeking attention 
  • Hyperactivity 
  • Interrupting others 
  • Short attention span 
  • Difficulty with behaviors at school, preschool, and/or daycare | What is PCIT? | Frequently Asked Questions