Services Provided to Families
The PCIT Clinic at BCDD serves children functioning at the age of 2-6 years and their families. Children’s primary or secondary diagnoses typically include disruptive behavior disorders, (e.g. ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder) although children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental delays, anxiety, or mood problems are also served. Clients are referred to the PCIT Clinic from BCDD evaluations, as well as from the community. The typical population served is diverse in ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Services provided are billed under the supervisor.
The PCIT Clinics at BCDD typically begin in late September to early October, and again in late January to early February. However, this schedule is subject to change, and there may be other appointment times depending on therapist availability. Sessions are once weekly and last 60-90 minutes each. Both the caregiver and child are expected to attend each session. This specialized program typically takes 16-20 weeks to complete, but is dependent on families consistently completing “homework” and attending scheduled sessions.
If a family is interested in PCIT services, it is highly recommended that they contact the PCIT Clinic as soon as possible, for there is typically a waitlist for services.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D.
Director, PCIT Clinic
711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105