Department of Psychology

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

The Auburn University Psychological Services Center offers Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an empirically supported intervention for the reduction of behavior problems in young children. During PCIT, parents work with a graduate clinician supervised by a licensed psychologist to learn play therapy skills to enhance their parent-child relationship. Parents also learn to manage child behavior using behavioral principles. Therapists will work with your family until your child’s home behaviors improve. Treatment typically lasts 14-18 weeks, and parents are asked to complete homework assignments with their child between sessions.

Who can participate?

  • Parents who have a child between the ages of 2 and 8 years
  • Children currently living with one or both parents (may be foster or adoptive parents)
  • Children with behavior problems at home, school, pre-school or day care.
  • Grandparents, step-parents, and foster parents are welcome to participate
  • Any parent who would like to be coached during live interactions with their child

For more information or to schedule an intake appointment, please call 334-844-4889.

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Last Updated: August 16, 2019