Internet Parent-Child Interaction Therapy-ONLINE
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based parent training program designed to help families with children displaying behavioural difficulties including: Aggression, Tantrums, Defiance, Withdrawn behaviour.
PCIT is based around play. It teaches parents specific skills in a one-on-one program with the therapist providing immediate positive and supportive feedback to the parent during real life parent-child play sessions.
For families who live in regional or remote areas of NSW, Karitane Toddler Clinic provides the PCIT program via the internet. This is a FREE service jointly funded by NSW Health & Karitane.
To participate in I-PCIT you need:
1. A quiet, safe place in your home for your appointments
2. Desktop computer, laptop or IPad
3. Internet connection
4. A selection of your child’s toys
Using a video-based program similar to Skype, your I-PCIT therapist will conduct appointments with you in your own home. The average treatment program is 6 to 12 weekly 1-hour sessions. During sessions, your therapist will speak with you, coach and support you as you play with your child. Regular appointments and practising the skills between sessions is necessary for you and your child to obtain the best results.
Referrals can be made by health professionals (GP, Child and Family Health Nurse, Community Service) via the intake form on the Karitane website (on the ‘Professionals’ page)
From: Monday, 16 July 2018
To: Friday, 05 October 2018
regional and remote areas of NSW