What is Parent Child Interaction Therapy like online?
It is a little anxiety building as you prepare to engage in the sessions. Most parents are able to engage quickly and appreciate having the service available virtually. Parents/Caregivers and child meet with me through the computer/phone/ipad/laptop to identify concerns about the parent-child relationship. We discuss how PCIT is administrated in the home setting and equipment you will need. Most likely, you already have everything you need to start. I basically become your online parenting coach, teaching and supporting you in your parenting. Overall, its interactive, educational and most of all fun.
What if we don’t like online therapy?
If you don’t like PCIT online therapy, we will discuss your concerns and explore other options for continued service delivery.
How will we be scheduled?
We schedule based on your availability. We will discuss this during our initial meeting and agree upon the best days and times for our sessions. The first phase of PCIT is Child-Directed Interaction sessions. The second phase is Parent-Directed Interaction. Sessions are scheduled weekly for approximately one hour during phase one (Child-Directed Interaction). Once we transition into the second phase (Parent-Directed Interactions), sessions can run anywhere from one to three hours.
How many sessions will we need to have?
The duration of treatment varies based on the family. PCIT is designed to be short-term lasting anywhere from 14 to 20 weeks. The duration of the therapy depends on how quickly you master the PCIT skills and see sustainable process.
What is your therapy style?
I am direct, engaging, approachable, knowledgeable and most of all committed to the success of my clients.
As a Parent-Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT) I use both attachment and social learning principles to teach authoritative parenting—a combination of nurturance, good communication, and firm control.
Can you help us?
Yes, I can help. I am a certified PCIT Therapist that truly believes in the treatment model. I help reduce behaviors such as physical aggression, verbal aggression, destruction of property, defiance, hyperactivity, emotional dysregulation and difficulties with attachment. Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for children 2 to 6 ½ years of age.