Parent-child interaction therapy is a highly effective evidence-based treatment for young children (ages 2-7) with disruptive behavior. It has been repeatedly shown to reduce behavior problems, strengthen parent-child attachment, and improve child trauma symptoms.
Implementing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in Your Agency
Parent-child interaction therapy training involves an 18-month process including five partial days of virtual training, four partial days of virtual training for the follow-up workshop, and 18 months of consultation calls held weekly and requiring the completion of two full parent-child interaction therapy cases. Parent-child interaction therapy also requires agency support, including support for therapists, maintenance of supplies, and development of key infrastructure. For more information about the parent-child interaction therapy training process, see the links below.
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Information Sheet – Brief summary of training requirements
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Implementation Overview – Detailed review of agency infrastructure needs
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Agency Checklist – Checklist of agency requirements, to be completed on application
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Example Room – Pictures of an example parent-child interaction therapy room setup
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Training: April 19-21 & 24-25, 2023. Online via Zoom. Applications open in early 2023.
Important note: Groups of therapists from the same agency are given priority to training openings as parent-child interaction therapy is most effectively implemented in this setting. Openings for each cohort is limited. Once a training is full, interested participants will be put on a list for information on future parent-child interaction therapy trainings.