Sat, Mar 13 | Zoom Experience

Mini Series Part 3: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): An Alternative Approach for Play Therapy

This presentation will highlight information about PCIT including its high utilization of play therapy. It will also provide resources for those interested in learning more about becoming a PCIT therapist.
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Mini Series Part 3: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT):  An Alternative Approach for Play Therapy

Time & Location

Mar 13, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Zoom Experience

About the Event

Presentor Bio:

Kristin Ponish Trick, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Play Therapist (RPT) has worked as a therapist in the psychiatric hospital, non-profit agency, and private practice settings over the past seven years. She currently works as a private practitioner and specializes in the treatment of posttraumatic stress and anxiety disorders, and is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training. She is also trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Level 1 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Kristin has conducted mental health presentations at the local, regional, and national levels and has been published three times by the Association for Play Therapy:  Group Play Therapy in an Outpatient Psychiatric Hospital Setting (December 2018); Play Therapy and EMDR (June 2019); and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy:  An Alternative Approach (set for release in March 2021). She is a member of the Far West Texas Association for Play Therapy and the Association for Play Therapy. She earned a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University. She enjoys travelling, running, writing, cooking, and reading. She lives in El Paso, TX with her husband and dog.

Presentation Abstract:

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a lesser-known therapy intervention among play therapists due to the predominance of research and popularity of non-directive approaches. However, play therapists are highly equipped to work as PCIT therapists due to their skills in working with children.  PCIT emphasizes the growth of the parent-child relationship as the therapist acts as a directive coach to the parent. During this treatment, the therapist teaches a parent play therapy skills (i.e., reflecting, imitating, describing) as well as how to effectively deliver consequences to shape their child’s prosocial behavior. Sessions are held with the parent and child playing together in one room while the therapist coaches the parent real-time through an earpiece from an adjacent control room. This presentation will highlight information about PCIT including its high utilization of play therapy. It will also provide resources for those interested in learning more about becoming a PCIT therapist.

Presentation Objectives:

Participants will learn the origins and strengths of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Participants will identify the instrumental use of play therapy in PCIT.

Participants will recognize the stages of PCIT and diversity of play therapy in each one.  Participants will gain information regarding how to become a PCIT therapist.

Other Details:

This presentation is part three of a six part series. In lieu of our annual conference we have put together this Zoom mini-series. This presentation is not included in your membership but can be purchased here. You may purchase one presentation at a time or a package which offers a discount. Presentations in this mini-series are treated ala carte. Register for the presentations that you desire and feel would help expand your play therapy knowledge. We understand that everyone is in a different place with their training and hope this approach will allow you to take what best suits you at this time.

Please RSVP below and you will receive an email with the zoom link to access the presentation on the day of. If you have any other questions, please contact us at farwesttapt@gmail.com

FWTAPT is an approved CE provider for APT #99-074

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

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