• Parent-Child Interaction Therapy


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

JULY 28, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:30pm

Deadline for registration is July 27

3 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and family therapists in the state of Ohio.

Level of Course | 200 Intermediate

This training will introduce participants to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based treatment developed for young children (2-7 years) with behavioral and emotional disorders. PCIT teaches behavioral parent training skills and interventions that seek to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and change negative parent-child interaction patterns. In this training, participants will be introduced to PCIT’s theoretical underpinnings, clinical model, and core interventions. Didactic instruction, video, and clinical demonstration will be used to demonstrate some of the basic skills used in PCIT. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Describe theoretical underpinnings and clinical applications of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
  2. Describe primary goals of PCIT, methods used, and how this approach differs from other behavioral parent training programs.
  3. Describe standard assessment and coding procedures used in PCIT.
  4. Describe discipline skills used in the Parent Directed Interaction (PDI) phase of treatment.
  5. Describe PRIDE and selective attention skills used in the Child Directed Interaction (CDI) phase of treatment.
  6. Describe PCIT mastery criteria and generalization.


  • 9:00am – PCIT theory, research, clinical model
  • 9:15am – PCIT assessment & coding
  • 9:30am – Child-Directed Interaction (CDI)
  • 10:30am – Break
  • 10:45am – Parent-Directed Interaction (PDI)
  • 12:00pm – PCIT graduation, common challenges, Q&A
  • 12:30pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Laurie Greco, PhD

Vice Chair, Behavioral Health, OSU Department of Family & Community Medicine

Dr. Greco, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant. She began her professional career as a research faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and later transitioned to the VA Health Care system, where she served as Director of Pain Management Services and VA national consultant in evidence-based psychotherapies. Currently, Dr. Greco is the Vice Chair of Behavioral Health in OSU’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is also the founder and director of OSU’s Primary Care Pain Team Clinic.


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Register For 7/28 Training Here

Deadline for registration is July 27

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068