Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)


Parent Child Interaction Therapy at Mid-Plains Center is a behavioral family therapy approach proven effective for use with families and caregivers who have children between the ages of two and seven. PCIT Therapists coach parents in the moment, while they interact with their children. As a result of PCIT, parents learn effective parenting techniques, children's problem behaviors decrease, and the quality of parent-child interaction improves.

PCIT Therapists Work With:

  • Disruptive behaviors, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Conduct Disorder
  • Non-compliance or aggressiveness
  • Families in which there has been physical abuse

What Can I Expect:
  • PCIT is typically provided in 14 to 20 sessions, each lasting one hour.
  • PCIT is tailored to the specific needs of each family, so length of treatment varies.
  • PCIT is conducted in two phases: (1) relationship enhancement and (2) discipline and compliance.

What to expect at the first therapy appointment:
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the appointment time and check in with the front desk staff. These staff will assist with the completion of an online questionnaire. Completion of this questionnaire is required prior to seeing a therapist. The results will help the therapist in identifying symptom categories that will be addressed in the treatment plan.During the first therapy session, the therapist will document information including family history, symptoms, life experiences and substance use. This session will last between 1 to 2 hours.


  • Monday-Thursday
    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

914 Baumann Drive
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-5250