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Parent Child Interaction Therapy

Fraser Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an intensive treatment program designed to help parents and children together to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and to teach parents the skills necessary to manage their children's behavior problems. Through assessment, the treatment team can help to determine if PCIT matches child and family needs.

Fraser experts teach parents specific skills and give them the opportunity to practice these skills during therapy. The skills are gradually expanded from structured therapy sessions to structured sessions within the home and then finally to more unstructured sessions in the home and in public.

PCIT serves children, ages 2-6, who are exhibiting chronic behavior problems at home, school, preschool or daycare, and who may be on medication to manage their behavioral problems. Please note, appropriateness for participation in PCIT will be determined case-by-case based on exact symptoms and needs being presented by each child and family.

Services include:

  • Assessment - families will receive a pre-treatment, comprehensive evaluation of their children's behavior problems
  • Relationship Enhancement - parents are taught how to increase the positive aspects of their relationship with their child and develop consistently positive and supportive communication
  • Child Behavior Management - parents are taught the elements of effective discipline and child management skills

Locations: This program is currently offered in our Fraser Minneapolis location.

Payment/Funding: All major commercial health insurance plans, Medical Assistance and private pay are accepted. We are also able to provide limited services for uninsured Hennepin County residents. Clients may have financial responsibility for co-pays or deductibles. We encourage you to call your insurance company to find out what your benefits are for the services Fraser has recommended.

For information, contact a Fraser intake coordinator at 612-767-7222.