An evidence-based treatment model with step-by-step, live-coached sessions with both the parent/caregiver and the child. Parents learn skills through PCIT didactic sessions, and, using a transmitter and receiver system, the parent/caregiver is coached in specific skills as he or she interacts in specific play with the child. Generally, the therapist provides the coaching from behind a one-way mirror. The emphasis is on changing negative parent/caregiver-child patterns.


  • An improvement in the quality of the parent-child relationship
  • A decrease in child behavior problems with an increase in pro-social behaviors
  • An increase in parenting skills including positive discipline
  • A decrease in parenting stress

Child Abuse and Neglect Treatment

We offer clinic-based individual, short-term treatments that involve for children and their parents.

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention at Primary Children's Hospital