Parent Child Interaction Therapy With At Risk Families 2CE
*Some Boards distinguish between general CEs and other types. Please review your specific state requirements to learn more.
This course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached article pertaining to Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). PCIT is a family-centered treatment approach for abused and at-risk children ages 2 to 8 and their caregivers. Upon completion of this course, Participants will have a comprehensive understanding of fundamental aspects and purported benefits of PCIT.
In Parent-Child Interaction Therapy With At-Risk Families, Participants will begin with an overview of PCIT by considering that PCIT: reduces behavior problems in young children by improving parent-child interaction; treats the parent and child together; decreases the risk for child physical abuse and breaks the coercive cycle; offers support for caregivers; uses live coaching; and is accompanied by a few limitations. Next, Participants will explore the key components of PCIT by addressing Phase I, Phase II and assessments. Additionally, Participants will learn about the effectiveness of PCIT by looking at research findings from outcome studies and recognition from expert groups as an evidence-based practice. Finally, Participants will review suggested considerations when implementing PCIT in a child welfare setting.
This course is intended to provide child welfare professionals, mental health professionals and social workers with an overview of the family-centered treatment approach known as PCIT.
Approved by the Following State Boards
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)
To be familiar with the fact that PCIT reduces behavior problems in young children; treats the parent and child together; decreases the risk for child physical abuse and breaks the coercive cycle; offers support for caregivers; and uses live coaching.
To be aware of PCIT limitations
To explore PCIT key components by analyzing PCIT Phase I, Phase II and assessments
To understand the effectiveness of PCIT
To address the considerations associated with implementing PCIT in a child welfare setting
Read Parent-Child Interaction Therapy With At-Risk Families. Child Welfare Information Gateway. Available online at https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_interactbulletin/
You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion. You will also be required to complete a course evaluation. Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.