Program contact Information
Who we are
PCIT is a 12-18 session parenting program created for children and their families. PCIT teaches you to manage your child’s difficult behaviors, while having fun and improving your child’s good behaviors. PCIT can also help you reduce stress that you may be experiencing as a parent.
What is PCIT
What we do
PCIT coaches and families meet once each week for a one-hour appointment. The length of treatment depends on how quickly you learn PCIT skills, and how quickly your child’s behavior gets better.
PCIT starts with you following your child’s lead during play. You will be taught how to praise, describe, reflect, and imitate your child’s behavior. These skills will help improve your relationship with your child and your child’s behavior.
Next, PCIT helps you learn to use commands that work with your child. It also helps you learn to use calm discipline that works. Your PCIT coach will help you learn how to manage your child’s behaviors in many different places. As a part of PCIT, we tailor services to meet the needs of your family.
Who we serve
We serve families with children primarily between the ages of 2 and 7 who are experiencing significant behavior problems. If you are a family with a child between ages 8 and 12 and have a history with child protective services, we may also be able to serve your family but we ask that you contact us to learn more about your needs.
Who is PCIT for?
What we cost
If you are a family that resides in Miami-Dade County, our services are available for free due to generous funding from The Children’s Trust. The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County. If you reside outside Miami-Dade County, we accept private insurance or cash payment for services.
EnglishUniversity of Miami Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Program is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.
Where we are located
- Telehealth (services via a secure video conferencing connection)
- Mailman Center for Child Development
- Little Havana
- Coral Gables
Arranging an Appointment
¿Qué es PCIT? - What is PCIT?
¿Para quien es PCIT? Who is PCIT for?
Apply directly by completing our online Intake questionnaire!
If you need assistance with completing our intake questionnaire or for additional information about our services and how to schedule an appointment, please call us at 305-243-0234 or email us at PCIT@med.miami.edu
Para más información
Si vive en el condado de Miami-Dade, revise nuestro folleto sobre nuestros servicios y complete el cuestionario de admisión.