Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically-supported treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. PCIT International was created to promote fidelity in the practice of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy through well-conducted research, training, and continuing education of therapists and trainers. By creating an interface between the scholarly activities of PCIT researchers and the expertise of front-line clinicians, PCIT International promotes healthy family functioning.
The goals of PCIT International are to:
- Foster the growth and expertise of the network of local, regional, national, and international PCIT therapists
- Highlight the research activities and clinical innovations developed by the PCIT community
- Empower parents to make changes that will lead to a nurturing and secure relationship with their children
- Improve the lives of children and families worldwide through the provision of sound, empirically-based assessment and treatment.