Parent Child Interaction Therapy is a positive and intensive treatment program designed for parents of children, ages 2-6, who are verbal and experiencing behavior issues. Therapy aims to help parents improve the quality of their parent-child relationship by teaching skills that manage their child's behavior.
Goals include decreasing problem behaviors, increasing appropriate behaviors, increasing parenting skills, and decreasing parental stress.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy involves and requires a high level of parent participation, including daily "homework" and consistent attendance. Both parents are encouraged to attend sessions. This therapy is only for the child experiencing behavior issues. Other children are not permitted in the sessions.