Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: 2-Day Advanced Training


# of CE's: 12

1.2 IACET CE's

This 2-day advanced workshop will build on the skills from the Initial 4-day training, which provided an overview of PCIT, both phases of treatment (Child-Directed Interaction and Parent-Directed Interaction), as well as the theoretical framework, assessment procedures, and the research base for PCIT. This workshop will mainly focus on the second phase of PCIT, Parent-Directed Interaction (PDI). PCIT is an evidenced-based intervention that strengthens caregiver-child relationships while providing caregivers with effective behavior management techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • March 11, 2019 – Day1
  • Following Day I of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the CDI skills learned throughout the initial PCIT Training.
  • Explain the basics of PDI.
  • Role-play the steps of the Time-Out Sequence.
  • Demonstrate ability to observe and code a PDI session.
  • Introduce and explain PDI to a child through role-play.
  • Demonstrate coaching PDI through role-play.
  • March 12, 2019 -- Day2
  • Following Day II of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate skill development with CDI and PDI coaching through role-play.
  • Role-play scenarios in which the therapist is coaching parents/caregivers throughout the PDI process.
  • Explain House Rules, as if the therapist were talking to caregiver(s), through a role-play.
  • Describe the steps taken for a Public Outing through a role-play.
  • Discuss answers for most frequently asked questions for PDI.
  • Predict and role-play challenging situations in PDI sessions.

Intended Audience:

Clinicians with a master’s degree or higher, or an international equivalent of a master’s degree, in a mental health field AND be an independently licensed mental health service provider (for example, licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed marital and family therapist, licensed practicing counselor, licensed clinical social worker) or be working under the supervision of a licensed mental health service provider looking to be trained in providing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Participants are required to have previously attended the Initial 4-day PCIT training.

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