PCIT Overview

PCIT is an empirically-supported treatment for young children with behavioral difficulties that focus on decreasing negative behaviors and improving the quality of the parent-child relationship. In PCIT, parents are taught specialized skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s positive social skills and decreasing negative behavior.


Target Population

  • Children ages 2-7 and their caregivers
  • Children with behavioral problems
  • Acting out and disruptive behavior in school
  • Aggression toward parents, siblings, and/or
    other children in the home
  • Sassing back to their parents
  • Refusing to follow directions
  • Frequent temper tantrums
  • Swearing
  • Defiance
  • Oppositional behaviors
  • Children who have experienced trauma
  • Perpetrators of abuse/neglect and protective



  • Children decrease disruptive behaviors, increase listening skills and positive social skills
  • Increase positive parenting skills
  • Lasting effectiveness of treatment
  • Reduces reoccurrence of child abuse more significantly for parents who have successfully completed PCIT versus parents who have not completed the program

Contact us today to discuss PCIT options and if it is right for you and your children.