Closed - Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Training


Parent Child Interaction Therapy training for mental health professionals in agencies that are already supporting PCIT with other staff

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based, short-term, family-behavioural therapy designed to support parents and their young children (2-7yrs) who have severe behavioural difficulties, or where there are extreme difficulties with parenting e.g. history of physical abuse, neglect etc. PCIT is designed to improve parent-child relationships and to reduce difficult child behaviours (such as non-compliance, aggressiveness, tantrums, and oppositionality). PCIT is a very active therapy, where parent and child are seen together in live play interactions, during which the parent is coached by the PCIT practitioner (using a transmitting device). PCIT is a mastery based therapy where the child and parent must master certain skills before they can progress to the next phase of treatment.

Trainer: Tania Cargo (Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Manu, Ngāpuhi) 

Tania Cargo is a senior clinical psychologist and national trainer for PCIT in Aotearoa/New Zealand and is a member of the International Board of PCIT.  She has been working in the area of child and adolescent mental health for the past 17 years and in 2010 started specialising in Infant Mental Health. Tania is passionate about providing a culturally responsive form of PCIT. 

Eligibility Criteria for Attendance:

This programme is a therapeutic intervention not a parenting programme. You must be a registered mental health professional, holding at least a Post-Graduate Degree/Masters in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and be working in a therapist type role in a publicly funded agency which already has a commitment to utilising PCIT i.e. clinic set up with transmitting device.

In order to attend you must download and complete the attached registration form.

Places on this training are limited to 10 attendees so please register as soon as possible.

For enquiries regarding this event, please email




Monday 26th to Friday 30th November 2018
Venue information will be provided once registrations have closed
Phone number: 
09 923 1148
This is a free 5 day training event and attendees must commit to attending the full 5 days

Tania Cargo

Who Should Attend: 

Mental health professionals in agencies that are already supporting PCIT with other staff

Other Information: 

Registrations close Monday 12th November 2018

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