The goal of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is to teach parents of children from 2 to 7 years old how to build a warm and mutually rewarding relationship with their child, teach their child desirable pro-social behaviors, and decrease their child’s inappropriate behaviors.
The empirically-supported treatment program is a short-term intervention approach about 12-16 weeks in length. The program uses modeling, role-playing, and coaching for parents to help them master specialized skills that have been shown to be effective for managing severe behavior problems in young children.
This therapy is conducted within the context of natural play situations between a parent and child. This setting is particularly important because play is the primary medium through which young children learn new skills and work through developmental problems. Call Child Guidance at (405) 425-4412 for more information or to schedule an appointment.