We know that when we empower our parents, we empower our kids to thrive.
Parent coaching equips parents with the skills to respond to their child’s social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an internationally, evidence-based intervention focused on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship. Through live coaching in the clinic and at home, caregivers master skills that help to build close relationships with their child and to manage challenging behavior.
Who is PCIT for? - Children ages 2 to 8 who may be struggling with:
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
• Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
• Autism Spectrum disorder
• Adjustment to a new situation (e.g., parental separation, new sibling)
• Challenging behavior or difficulty in relationships following a traumatic event
• Disruptive, defiant, or aggressive behavior at home or at school
What to expect when participating in PCIT?
• 50-minute weekly sessions
• Learn new skills and practice the skills in the moment with the coaching of a PCIT therapist
• Two phases of treatment:
○ The first phase focuses on positive relationship building.
○ The second phase focuses on teaching the child compliance, self regulation and distress tolerance.
The SPACE Program: Supportive Parenting For Anxious Childhood Emotions.
SPACE is an innovative intervention developed at the YALE Child Study Center that works with caregivers of children who have anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Studies show that through working with caregivers, children’s symptoms of anxiety improve significantly.
Parents are supposed to be at their best when children are at their worst. The only problem is that parents are people, too, and are susceptible to knee-jerk reactions, anger and fears that make perfect parenting impossible. We provide compassionate guidance for parents and couples who are overwhelmed. We help you develop the flexibility and mindfulness to handle tantrums and defiance with grace, and adjust your parenting as your child goes through developmental transitions.