The following items are questions that frequently arise when preparing for PCIT Training.
Of course, you may have specific questions and we encourage you to contact us.
Common Training Questions
Do I need to be licensed before receiving PCIT Training?
Trainees must be licensed (or under supervision for licensure) in order to provide PCIT services. Thus, trainees must have at least a Master’s Degree (or higher) in counseling/clinical psychology (or related field). Therapists who receive training before they are licensed, and wish to become a PCIT Certified Practitioner (PCIT-CP), will need to become licensed before applying for PCIT Certification.
Will I be certified after attending the initial training?
Immediately after starting PCIT Training (whether virtual, on-site, or the PCIT Online Training Experience), clinicians will be placed on the PCIT & TCIT website as a "PCIT Certification Candidate" so that families and other professionals can find you. Therapists can also use the PCIT Certification Candidate designation on advertising materials (e.g., email signature lines, websites, business cards).
Are you currently offering on-site PCIT Trainings?
What is included in the price of training?
Over 40 hours of foundational training
One year of live, web-based consultation calls with a PCIT Trainer
Video review with clients (fidelity review for Certification)
- Certification application & processing
- Access to electronic resources and training materials (protocol, manuals, workbook, and training binder)
What is the difference between the Virtual and Online PCIT Trainings?
To help trainees select the best training option, our website includes: (a) detailed description of the PCIT Virtual Training; (b) an infomercial and description of the PCIT Online Training; and (c) a comparison chart between of the two trainings (the chart is not available on mobile devices).
Do you offer payment plans?
If I have a PCIT training question, what should I do?
Please do not hesistate to call us (1-877-724-8248), email us (email@example.com), or send a chat.
Common Agency Questions
Can PCIT services be delivered via telehealth?
Do I need a PCIT observation room (PCIT Suite) to conduct PCIT?
Not at all! Traditionally, PCIT was conducted at agencies with a dedicated PCIT clinic room and a one-way mirror to conduct PCIT services. However, it is not required that you have a PCIT room/suite to deliver PCIT services. In fact, most recently, clinicians are delivering PCIT via telehealth (which is commonly referred to as iPCIT). Many therapists deliver PCIT successfully deliver services within clients’ homes or even at schools. Your trainers will discuss service delivery options for PCIT during the initial trainings.
What are commonly used toys in PCIT?
If my agency has a PCIT training question, what should we do?
Common Treatment Questions
Can more than one caregiver participate in PCIT?
Absolutely! Actually, having two caregivers participate in PCIT at the same time is ideal. Consistent PCIT skill utilization by two caregivers typically leads to more rapid behavioral changes. Many caregivers find it helpful to go through treatment together as they can support each other as they learn the PCIT therapeutic skills. In instances of shared custody, we also encourage participation by both caregivers. PCIT skill utilization across homes can quickly reduce the frequency of behavioral challenges and decrease the likelihood of parenting inconsistencies between homes.
What do most clinicians use as a bug-in-the-ear device?
Historically, PCIT therapists used listening devices designed for individuals who needed auditory assistance. These devices had incredible microphones and speakers, but the high quality also meant high price. Currently, many PCIT therapists have started purchasing wireless Bluetooth earpieces and coaching through the client's phone.