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Parent Child Interaction Therapy
Parent Child Interaction Therapy in Seattle, WA
Parent Child Interaction therapy (PCIT) is an intervention designed for families with children ages 2 to 7. PCIT focuses on reducing serious child behavioral problems, improving parenting skills and improving relationships. PCIT uses a concrete, skill-based approach to teach parents and children new and positive ways to relate to each other. Using state of the art technology bug in the ear device, we actively coach parents on developing positive parent-child interactions. Click the videos below to learn more about PCIT and see PCIT sessions in action:
PCIT is appropriate for parents/caregivers who are seeking better ways to manage their child’s behaviors, families where there has been a history of child abuse and neglect, families who have concerns about attachment problems and caregivers with children who have moderate to severe behavioral problems.
Over 30 published studies have documented the superiority of PCIT over other methods. Outcome studies of PCIT have demonstrated important changes in parent-child interactional patterns. Findings have repeatedly shown significant changes with children’s behavior problems. After PCIT, children demonstrate significant improvements in compliance and reductions in other disruptive behaviors, such as whining. The effects of PCIT have been shown to generalize to untreated siblings.
Following PCIT, parent study’s show an increase in closeness where there are more frequent “positive talks” with their child. Outcome studies have also demonstrated significant changes on parents’ mood, as they are often no longer down, distressed, and feel that they are in control.
Allyson is a sincere listener and patient. She has helped me frame my thoughts better and understand my own motivations. I struggle with relationship dynamics and identity - her insight into these has granted me a different, healthier perspective.
Allyson took me on as a patient when I had trouble finding other assistance. Helped me rebuild coping skills and become mindful again after a tumultuous period and a cross country move. Highly recommended and will work with your schedule.
I saw Allyson for about 5 months and truly feel that I would not have gotten to where I am mentally & emotionally today without her. She's a great listener who pays attention to detail and gives her honest assessment for each situation. One thing I always appreciated was her impeccable memory, Allyson would remember little things I had told her which always made me feel like she wasn't just allowing me to vent, but really listening to everything I was saying. I've grown so much after my time with Allyson & I'm sure you will too!
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