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Essentials of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Counseling / Social Work / Psychology
Contact Hours:   
Registration Fee:   $179

1. Outline the history of PCIT and why it is considered an Empirically Supported Treatment
2. Define the features of PCIT and examine the two phases of treatment
3. Examine the use of assessment to guide treatment in PCIT
4. Analyze the caregiver's role during CDI and PDI
5. Discover how the therapist codes and coaches parents during each session
6. Summarize the current PCIT training guidelines

Target Audience
• Counselors • Psychologists • Social Workers • School Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Play Therapists • Case Managers • Program Administrators • Mental Health Nurses • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Confirmation Notes
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
CE Information: Click on the "purchase" button for CEU details.

Teaching parents the skills to manage their child's behavior
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically supported treatment for young children (ages 3 to 6) that was originally designed to treat children with disruptive behavior disorders (Oppositional Defiant Disorder and ADHD).
Children with behavior problems are at risk for problems in school and later delinquent behavior. Young children can be treated effectively, if the behavior problems are diagnosed early. PCIT helps improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and can be used as an effective means to teach parents the skills needed to manage child behavior. Parents who participate in PCIT with their children are taught specific skills to develop a strong, positive relationship with their child while increasing the child's pro-social behavior and reducing the child's undesirable behaviors. One of the most unique features of PCIT is that therapists coach parents during in vivo interactions to use specific skills while they interact with their child. More recently, PCIT also has been shown to be an effective treatment for children between the ages of 4 to 12 with a history of physical abuse or neglect, ADHD, separation anxiety disorder, and developmental disabilities.
Through presentation, discussion, videotape modeling, and role-play, you will learn the PCIT model, the 38 years of research that exists to support PCIT, and assessment tools used to track treatment gains. This seminar demonstrates the skills needed for mastery of the two phases of treatment of PCIT. You will also learn ways to obtain more information about PCIT clinical practice, training, and research.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM