About this presentation

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment designed to decrease behavioral problems in young children; however, it also helps to increase positive interactions, pro-social behaviors, self-esteem, and attention span.

This lecture will present an introduction to PCIT and the recent research on its effectiveness as a telehealth intervention. Dr. Gross will also present select behavioral skills from the first phase of PCIT that providers could take away as a tool in their work with children and parents.

What you'll learn

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should be able to describe what PCIT is and who it is a fit for. They will also be able to name several benefits of PCIT. Participants will further learn how to find PCIT services and where to look for further training in PCIT.

Learning Objectives:

  • List one tool of PCIT and how to apply it
  • Describe three cultural considerations for the use of PCIT
  • Name and describe the two phases of PCIT

About your teacher

Kalee M. Gross, Psy.D., clinical psychology. Dr. Gross was previously a doctoral student at the University of Indianapolis. Her training has been generalized in presenting problems and ages; however, she received specialized training in working with children and adolescents. She further received training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) during her postdoctoral fellowship at the Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic and became a PCIT-certified therapist. She has her sight set on becoming a PCIT within agency trainer. She also specializes in ACT, CBT, and DBT with youth and adults.

CE Approval

UCEBT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCEBT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Additionally, this presentation is approved for ethics homestudy CE credit through UPA, NASW-UT, UAMFT, and UMHCA.

Program Notices

This presentation gives an introduction to the evidence-based therapy called Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

As with all clinical interventions, attendees should be thoughtful about applying PCIT skills and strategies without appropriate training and supervision.

Additionally, Dr. Kalee Gross is not a PCIT trainer so this material cannot be considered a part of your training toward becoming a PCIT certified therapist.

Conflicts of Interest: None known.

Commercial Support: None.


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