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Community Psychological Services Offers Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Behavioral Challenges

  MELBOURNE, FLA.—Is your child’s behavior difficult to manage? Are there temper tantrums or refusal to obey? Are you interested in a happier home and family? Florida Institute of Technology’s Community Psychological Services (CPS) can help.

CPS is offering Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to help caregivers address and manage their child’s behavior problems. Clients will learn strategies for dealing with behavior issues with the help of doctoral-level trainees in clinical psychology who are supervised by a licensed psychologist.

PCIT fosters a nurturing relationship between a caregiver and a child. Bringing the child and caregiver together in PCIT strengthens relational bonds and has ripple effects on the overall quality of life for the entire family. Research indicates that children’s negative behaviors, and caregivers’ stress level and overall well-being significantly improve after completing a PCIT program.

The cost is $50/session per family for PCIT Parents’ Group, which meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://research.fit.edu/pcit/index.php, or call (321) 674-8106 and ask for the PCIT group.

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