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This intermediate training will introduce the intervention, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). PCIT is an evidence-based intervention for young children with disruptive behavior (ages 2.5 to 7) and their families. PCIT strengthens caregiver-child relationships while providing caregivers with effective behavior management techniques. This intensive training for clinicians includes learning both phases of treatment (teach and coach sessions) through didactics, role-play, skill modeling,and in vivo skills practice. Participants also will become knowledgeable about theoretical framework, assessment procedures, and the research base for PCIT.

Learning Objectives: 

      By the end of this 4-day training participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the theoretical framework of PCIT  [ #1=Added Objective]
  2. Define and list steps of teaching and coaching CDI
  3. Define and list steps of teaching and coaching PDI
  4. Define time-out sequence for PCIT
  5. Describe evidence-based uses of PCIT and 1-2 innovative adaptations of PCIT
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.

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Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire training session.