Fri, Jun 07|
Understanding the Benefits of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for System Involved Youth and Families
Time & Location
Jun 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
About the Event
This training will explain the basic principles of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), including goals and objectives as well as core principles and techniques which can be applied within efforts to support system involved youth (SIY) and families. The training will include a detailed explanation of the two phases of PCIT: Child-Directed Interaction (CDI) and Parent-Directed Interaction (PDI) as well as the benefits of PCIT for SIY.
- Participants will be able to identify the three goals/objectives of PCIT.
- Participants will be able to explain the two phases of PCIT: Child-Directed Interaction (CDI) and Parent-Directed Interaction (PDI).
- Participants will be able to identify three reasons PCIT is beneficial for system involved youth.
9:00-9:30AM Understanding PCIT
· History and development of PCIT
· Goals and objectives of PCIT (Strengthening parent-child communication and cooperation, etc)
10:00-11:00AM The Process of PCIT:
· Core principles and techniques used in PCIT sessions
· Explanation of the two phases:
- Child-Directed Interaction (CDI)
- Parent-Directed Interaction (PDI)
· Video demonstrating a therapist using PCIT with a child
11:00-11:30AM Lunch (CE hours will not be provided for this time)
11:30AM-12::30PM Key Components of PCIT
· Child-Directed Interaction (CDI):
· Teaching parents play therapy skills
· Enhancing positive interactions between parent and child
· Encouraging child autonomy and self-esteem
· Parent-Directed Interaction (PDI):
· Teaching effective discipline and behavior management techniques
· Strengthening parent-child communication and cooperation
· Managing challenging behaviors through consistent strategies
12:30 -12:45PM Read aloud vignettes which participants will role play in breakout rooms
12:45-1:00PM Participants will go into breakout rooms and roleplay their vignettes
1:00-1:15PM Participants will share what they discovered in breakout Rooms
1:15-1:30PM We will relate vignettes back to actual cases
1:30-1:45PM Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
1:45-2:30PM Benefits of PCIT for SIY
- Improved parent-child relationship
- Reduction in behavioral issues and conflicts
- Long-term positive impact on child development and mental health
- Increased parental confidence and competence
2:30-3:00PM Questions & Answers, Wrap-up
Meet Our Trainer
Brooke Hailey is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She completed her undergraduate work at New York University and then received her masters from Antioch University and her PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has been in private practice in Los Angeles for more than twenty years. She is also the owner and clinical director of New Directions, an intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. Brooke works with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Though she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, Brooke works with clients who have a variety of issues from depression, anxiety and addiction to relationship issues.
This course meets the qualifications for (5.25) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.