In summary, PCIT-T is a promising evidence-based treatment, integrating behavior, and attachment theories. It is an adaptation of standard PCIT created to meet the developmental needs of toddlers. A unique feature to PCIT-T is the inclusion of teaching emotion regulation to both caregivers and toddlers through the CARES model. Additionally, PCIT-T provides the scaffolding framework to teach listening skills by using the Tell-Show-Try Again-Guide procedure. Through these combinations of skills parents become more sensitive to their child’s needs, are better able to read cues, and provide modeling of positive behavior to their children.
KeywordsParent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers (PCIT-T) Coaching considerations in PCIT with toddlers Training requirements for PCIT with toddlers PCIT with toddlers website
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