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Become a PCIT Therapist!

Are you serving children ages 2-7 in Durham?

Don’t miss this one-time opportunity to become rostered in PCIT with all training fees fully subsidized by the SAMHSA-funded READY Project.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)  is an evidence-based, specialized behavior management program designed for families with young children (ages 2 ½ to 7) experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. PCIT teaches caregivers to manage their child’s behaviors through building a secure attachment and creating a positive discipline program.

Benefits include an increase in the child’s positive behaviors, generalization to siblings and to school, and decreased parenting stress. With over 350 scientific articles and book chapters on PCIT’s effectiveness, the Family First Services Prevention Act has identified PCIT as a recommended treatment for young children considered at-risk for family disruption or those in foster care.


Who  This no-fee training opportunity is offered to clinicians serving young children in Durham, NC. PCIT therapists must have a masters degree or higher in a mental health field and be independently licensed or license-eligible as a mental health provider. A simultaneous training track is provided to agency administrators (senior leaders) supporting the implementation of  PCIT.

When  Learning Session I is February 22-25, 2021; Learning Session II is June 14-16, 2021. Consultation and certification prep continue through March 2022.

Where  Center for Child & Family Health, 1121 W. Chapel Hill St, Suite 100, Durham, NC

Apply  Applications open with rolling acceptance beginning July 2020. The priority application deadline is August 28, 2020. Apply here.

Learn More

For more information, contact READY Project Director Katharine Cannon.

Posted on May 7, 2020