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 an active therapy, where parent and child are seen together in live play interactions. 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 18 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
  • You must 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.

This is a free, 5-day training event.  Attendees must commit to attending the full 5 days

To register your interest in this event please complete the following:

Step 1 - Register on our website by entering your login details at the bottom of this page, or clicking "Register" if you're already logged in. (If you don't already have a profile/account on our website, please create one).

Step 2 - Download and complete an application form by clicking here and forward same to [email protected]Registrations of Interest will only be considered with a completed Application Form.

For queries regarding this event, please email:  [email protected]


Monday 25 November 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019
Venue Information will be released when registrations close
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 Friday 18 October 2019