Parent Child Interaction Therapy

What is Parent-Child Interation Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically supported treatment for preschool children (ages 2-7) with disruptive behavior. PCIT emphasizes changing the parent- child interactions to improve the nature of the parent/child relationship. 

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 prosocial behavior and reducing the child's undesirable behaviors. PCIT also has been shown to be an effective treatment for children age 4 to 12 with a history of physical abuse or neglect and their families and children with prenatal substance exposure. Applications of PCIT with additional populations will also be discussed in this training.


The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) offers both training in PCIT for community-based therapists and PCIT therapy for families in the community.

For more information on the OUHSC training program, please contact 405-271-5700 ext. 45130 or Thanks!

To look at Research in PCIT click here.

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To look at the PCIT Room Setup click here.





For more information on PCIT, visit PCIT International.