Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) - IU13
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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

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  • Is your child destructive? For example, do they break things on purpose?
  • Tired of getting phone calls from school about your child’s behavior?
  • Feeling overwhelmed by your child’s tantrums?
  • Love your child, but don’t like his or her behavior?

PCIT might be for you! Research indicates that as a child’s problem behaviors decrease, parenting skills improve, and the quality of a parent-child relationship is enhanced. PCIT can improve behavior in other settings, such as school, day care, and with siblings.

What is PCIT?

PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children ages 2-7 with behavioral problems.

PCIT is conducted through “coaching” sessions during which a therapist observes behavior between you and your child in a playroom. The therapist watches interactions through a one-way mirror, all while providing realtime coaching skills to you through a “bug-in-ear” device.

Payment Options Include:

  • Medical Assistance/PerformCare
  • Private Insurance
  • Self Pay


View/Download our Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) brochure.

For more information, call Specialized Services at IU13, 717-606-1683.