Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

NEW! Parent Child Interaction Therapy-Toddler (PCIT-T) is an evidence-based program for addressing and preventing behavior problems affecting a young toddler’s development. Using live coaching, caregivers learn therapeutic parenting skills proven to decrease problematic behaviors, improve attachment, increase children’s language, and encourage toddlers to follow directions.  Treatment has been successful for a variety of concerns such as tantrums, separation anxiety, language issues and caregiver stress.

If your child is between 12-30 months and experiences any common challenges such as tantrums, anger, aggression, fussiness, separation anxiety, attachment problems, or developmental concerns, please reach out to Annalee Pratt at annaleep@howardcenter.org or 802-343-6794 to find out the next steps for PCIT-T.


The Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program helps parents with children age 0-6 who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Parents and children take part in family playgroups, and therapists offer immediate feedback to help parents develop effective parenting skills. The “real-time” feedback gives parents the chance to focus on positive behaviors while they practice using consistent discipline strategies aimed at improving relationships with their child.

For more information about our Parent Child Interaction Therapy program, call our Early Childhood Program at 802-488-6619 or 802-488-6000.