Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for young children (ages 2-8) with behavioral problems.
PCIT is conducted through "coaching" sessions during which you and your child are in a playroom while the therapist is in an observation room watching you interact with your child through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed. You wear an ear bud through which the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child's behavior.
PCIT is completed across two treatment phases. The first phase of treatment focuses on establishing warmth in your relationship with your child through learning and applying skills proven to help children feel calm, secure in their relationships with their parents, and good about themselves.