If you are a parent—or if you know a parent—with a child ages 2 1/2 through 7, who exhibits the behaviors below, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) could be helpful.
- DOESN’T LISTEN TO ADULTS
- HAS TEMPER TANTRUMS
- TAKES OR BREAKS OTHER’S THINGS
- HITS OR KICKS OTHERS
- CAN’T SIT STILL
- CAN’T PLAY ALONE
- HAS DIFFICULTY TAKING TURNS
Part of PCIT’s success in helping parents and children is the learn-by-doing approach that drives the program. Live coaching helps parents learn what they are doing well and provides in-time support with skills they may have more difficulty mastering. PCIT is divided into two phases over the course of a 12- to 20-week program.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a behavior management, therapeutic treatment for children ages 2 1/2 through 7, with emotional and behavioral disorders. PCIT integrates concepts from social learning theory, traditional play therapy, and attachment theory. PCIT has been shown in numerous research studies to improve the challenging behaviors of young children and the strained relationships they may be experiencing with their parents.
THE GOALS OF PCIT ARE:
- To increase positive, nurturing interactions between parents and their child.
- To increase the child’s social behaviors
- To boost parent’s skill in disciplining their child
- The therapy is evidence based.
We are currently offering PCIT at MAYA’s Swissvale Location, 7451 Washington Avenue, Swissvale, Pa 15218. Please call to set up an evaluation, 412-945-7670.