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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Groups

What is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Groups?

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidenced-based behavioral therapy that teaches parents child-centered play therapy techniques and strategies to manage undesired behaviors. PCIT treatment is most effective for children ages 2 and ½ to 7 years old who have difficulty regulating their emotions.

Where to begin

Claudia Camargo is a certified PCIT therapist and specializes in treating young children. Using the PCIT approach, Claudia coaches parenting skills that promote enhanced communication, increased cooperation, and emotion regulation in children.

What Are the Groups Age Range?

Claudia’s PCIT group is designed for parents with children ages 0-7. Through 6-10 group sessions, Claudia will teach parents how to apply PCIT skills at home with their children. Additionally, she will help parents understand how to set limits in a positive way, without rupturing attachment with their children. 

Who Should Consider PCIT Groups?

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Groups are designed for families looking to improve their relationships and manage behavioral challenges. Here are some groups who might particularly benefit from PCIT:

  • Enhanced Parenting Skills: PCIT helps parents learn more effective parenting techniques, focusing on positive reinforcement and consistent discipline to improve child behavior.

  • Stronger Parent-Child Bonds: Through interactive play and communication exercises, PCIT strengthens the emotional connection between parent and child, fostering trust and understanding.

  • Parents Looking for Structured Support: PCIT is also a great choice for parents who benefit from a structured approach to therapy, offering clear guidelines and active coaching to help implement new skills effectively.
  • Improved Child Behavior: PCIT is effective in reducing behavioral issues in children, such as tantrums, non-compliance, and aggression, by teaching parents specific skills to manage and rectify these behaviors.

  • Stress Reduction: By learning effective strategies for managing parenting challenges, parents often experience decreased stress and increased confidence in their parenting abilities.

  • Supportive Environment: PCIT Groups provide a supportive community where parents can share experiences, gain insights, and receive encouragement from other parents facing similar challenges.

PCIT can be transformative for any family ready to actively participate in therapy and committed to practicing the techniques learned to create a more harmonious family environment.

The Benefits of Joining PCIT Groups

Joining PCIT Groups offers a range of benefits that support both parents and children in developing healthier, more effective communication and behavioral strategies. Here are some key advantages:

PCIT Groups
  • Enhanced Parenting Skills: PCIT helps parents learn more effective parenting techniques, focusing on positive reinforcement and consistent discipline to improve child behavior.

  • Stronger Parent-Child Bonds: Through interactive play and communication exercises, PCIT strengthens the emotional connection between parent and child, fostering trust and understanding.

  • Improved Child Behavior: PCIT is effective in reducing behavioral issues in children, such as tantrums, non-compliance, and aggression, by teaching parents specific skills to manage and rectify these behaviors.

  • Stress Reduction: By learning effective strategies for managing parenting challenges, parents often experience decreased stress and increased confidence in their parenting abilities.

  • Supportive Environment: PCIT Groups provide a supportive community where parents can share experiences, gain insights, and receive encouragement from other parents facing similar challenges.

These benefits highlight how PCIT Groups can significantly improve the dynamics within the family, leading to a more harmonious home environment.

Our Counseling & Therapy Groups

DBT Skills
Group Therapy

DBT Skills Groups are group therapy sessions that teach individuals skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health conditions. These groups provide a supportive, collaborative and educational environment to help participants gain insight into their own emotions and behaviors.

 

Advanced DBT
Group Therapy
In a Advanced DBT skills group, clients will learn and practice DBT tools to improve their ability to solve problems, cope with crises, manage interpersonal conflicts, and set and achieve goals in various areas of their lives. Together, clients will learn the theory and skills of DBT in an experiential way that helps to integrate these principles into their everyday.

Process
Group Therapy

Process groups are an effective form of therapy that can help individuals make positive changes in their lives. They provide a safe and supportive space for members to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. During a process group, members explore their relationships to themselves, others, and the world around them.

Mindfulness
Group Therapy

Mindfulness groups are groups that focus on teaching mindfulness techniques and practices to individuals. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s attention to the present moment in a non-judgmental way. Through the use of mindful breathing, visualization, and body scan exercises, participants can learn to be present in the moment.
Addiction Recovery
Group Therapy
Our DBT-Informed Recovery Group is an Evidence-Based treatment that effectively treats Substance Abuse/other Process Addictions while simultaneously addressing other complex problems related to emotion dysregulation.
Eating Disorder Recovery
Group Therapy
Eating disorder recovery groups are groups that provide support and guidance to individuals who are struggling with an eating disorder or who are in recovery from an eating disorder.

Emotion Fitness Program
Group Therapy

Emotion fitness program groups are groups that focus on teaching individuals techniques and strategies for managing and regulating their emotions. These groups are led by trained counselors.

Peers
Group Therapy

Peer groups are groups of people who come together to support each other and share experiences and challenges. They can be helpful in providing a sense of belonging and connection, as well as a source of advice and guidance. Peer groups can provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment where people can openly express their feelings and thoughts. 

The Professional Series
Group Therapy

Professional Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups are a type of therapy group that is led by a trained and experienced DBT therapist. They are designed to help individuals learn and practice the skills taught in DBT. In a professional DBT group, members are expected to share their experiences and provide support for each other.

New groups are forming, so please reach out to us if you’re
interested in joining a group with a specific focus not listed above.

 

We Can Help.

If you or a loved one can benefit from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Groups, we are here to help.