- Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
- Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Incredible Years Programs
Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
- PCIT is an evidence based treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns
- The goals of PCIT are to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and chang parent-child interaction patterns. It uses a unique combination of behavioral therapy, play therapy, and parent training to teach more effective discipline techniques and improve the parent–child relationship. PCIT draws on both attachment and social learning theories to achieve authoritative parenting.
- The authoritative parenting style has been associated with fewer child behavior problems than alternative parenting styles. (www.pcit.org)
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
- CPP is an evidence based intervention for children ages birth through 5 that have experienced at least one traumatic event and experience behavior, attachment and/or mental health problems as a result.
- CPP sessions are conducted with the child and parent or caregiver with goals to:
- Increase support and strengthen the relationship between the child and the parent or caregiver,
- Restore the child’s sense of safety,
- Increase attachment and appropriate affect,
- And improve the child’s cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- TF-CBT is designed to be a relatively short-term treatment, typically lasting 12 to 16 sessions. TF-CBT has proved successful with children and adolescents (ages 3 to 18) who have significant emotional problems (e.g., symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, or depression) related to traumatic life events. This treatment can be used with children and adolescents who have experienced a single trauma or multiple traumas in their life. Children or adolescents experiencing traumatic grief can also benefit from this treatment.
- Children and parents learn new skills to help process thoughts and feelings related to traumatic life events; manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related traumatic life events; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.
- The Incredible Years Series has developed several programs that specifically target parents, teachers, or children to promote children’s social and emotional development. The parent programs are designed to help parents with their baby’s, toddler’s, or preschooler’s development—everything from decreasing challenging baby to promoting optimal social development, emotional development, and academic readiness skills. The children’s program works with young children to build emotional management skills, problem solving skills, and friendship building skills. All programs are provided in a group format that allows participants to learn from and support one another. Please continue reading to learn more about the individual Incredible Years Programs offered at Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC. (www.incredibleyears.com)
- Parent and Baby Program
- This program is designed for parents with babies 12 months old or younger. The Parents and Babies Program is an 8 to 12 week program that teaches parents to help their babies feel loved, safe and secure. During the weekly 2 hours group, parents learn how to encourage their babies’ developmental milestones to promote optimal social, emotional, and physical development. This is a group program, so new parents have the opportunity to hear other’s experiences and triumphs while giving and receiving support. Babies attend group with their parents to practice what is learned in the moment.
- Parent and Baby Program