Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a parent-child treatment program that helps parents of children aged 2-7 years old with common behavioral problems (aggression, non-compliance, defiance, and temper tantrums). PCIT focuses on promoting positive parent-child relationships and interactions while teaching parents effective child management skills.

PCIT has been adapted as an intervention for many different types of families (child welfare population, “at-risk” families, adoptive families, foster families, and other languages including Spanish and Chinese).

To learn more about PCIT, get certified to provide PCIT as a clinician, or find a PCIT provider in your area, visit PCIT International’s website: