An 8 hour continuing education course for Mental Health Providers and Graduate Students looking to learn a behavioral model to work with children ages 2-7 with disruptive behavior.
An overview of the theoretical foundations of PCIT, coding practice, and focus on mastery of the trainee’s own CDI and PDI skills will be emphasized in the course. In this training the following core components of PCIT training guidelines will be addressed:
Use of standardized assessment instruments to guide treatment (e.g., Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory, Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System-III)
Inclusion of both the Child Directed Interaction and Parent Directed Interaction phases of treatment.
Coaching of parents in live interactions with their children for the majority of non-didactic sessions.
Coding of parent-child interactions almost every coaching session.
Assignment of homework between sessions.
Trauma informed practices will also be addressed within the introduction course for PCIT.
This information is the base of providing PCIT framework, will provide you with insight on how to manage difficult behavior as well as provide insight to your level of desire to become certified as a PCIT clinician.
What is PCIT?
PCIT is a behavioral Family intervention for children ages 2-7 with disruptive behavior disorders. PCIT focuses on the development of the parent child relationship and the development of the parents behavior management skills. Click here for more information
No, however this is the first step in the certification process and you will get continuing education hours for it.
For the Introduction class, no licensure requirements are necessary as we believe the information provided can help all providers who are hands on with children. For ongoing certification process, please see the Certification Process Credentials.
A skill set to manage unwanted behaviors helps therapists and child care providers guide the interactions they desire with their clients/children.
“I feel more confident in knowing how to manage the behavior that occurs in my waiting room as well as modeling it for parents.” -Trainee Quote
What if I want my child care agency (daycares, outpatient mental health, doctor offices, elementary schools, preschools) to learn this strategy?
Yes! Please see the CARE Training, which is a hands on skill training for professionals that is based directly off the PCIT model.
No, inter-agency training is available to expand PCIT services in rural areas however on-site supervision is required by the trainer.
This depends on successful completion of Training requirements as it would be at the pace of the Trainee.
An agency can train together or it can be done individually. Recommend that two trainees complete together for long term support and consultation.
Must have a Master’s degree or higher in the mental health field and be actively working with the children and families.
Trainee must be licensed in his or her field or receive supervision from a licensed individual trained in PCIT.
Trainee’s agency must provide appropriate space and equipment for conducting PCIT.
Graduate Students who are enrolled in a masters or doctorate program in a mental health field (e.g., clinical psychology, counseling, social work) and are receiving PCIT training from a trainer within the context of their program do not have to meet the Clinician Entry Requirements regarding licensure and previous experience.