Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Training


Werry Workforce Whāraurau is proud to offer Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Training 
for mental health professionals working in agencies already supporting PCIT.  



Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based, short term, family behavioural therapy. PCIT is 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 Manu, Ngāti Maru, Tainui) 

Tania Cargo is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland.  She is the national trainer for PCIT and sits on the International Panel of the PCIT Board. She has workedi in CAMHS for the past 20 years and in 2010 completed a PGDip in Infant and Perinatal Mental Health.  In 2020 she compled her PHD looking at PCIT with multi-challenged Māori whānau.   

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. a clinic set up with transmitting devices.

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

Registrations Close on Monday 14 December 2020.

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


Monday 25 January to Friday 29 January 2021
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 working in agencies already supporting PCIT.

Other Information: 

Registrations close on Monday 14 December 2020