What is PCIT-ED?
There are three phases of therapy: child directed interaction, parent direction interaction and emotional development.
Phase 1: Child Directed Interaction
Parent and child will work with one of our therapists to improve the parent-child relationship. Parents will play with their child in a way that improves:
- Positive communications
- Parent and child cooperation
Phase 2: Parent Directed Interaction
Parents will learn to practice safe and effective disciplinary techniques, such as:
- Giving clear, effective commands
- Using consistent methods for handling misbehavior
Phase 3: Emotional Development
Parent and child will learn strategies to identify and manage many emotions. Sessions are devoted to teaching and practicing:
- Relaxation techniques
- Ways to manage a variety of emotions including: Happiness, sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, etc.
- Parenting stressors
Gabrielle Fowler, M.ED.
Zori Paul, M.A., PLPC
Denise Wilson, MSW, LCSW
Publications About PCIT-ED
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Parent-Child Psychotherapy Targeting Emotion Development for Early Childhood Depression. (2018). Joan L. Luby, Deanna M. Barch, Diana Whalen, Rebecca Tillman, Kenneth E. Freedland