Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is the most evidence-based treatment for children ages 2-7 with disruptive disorders. PCIT consists of two phases of treatment: a relationship enhancement phase, and a compliance and discipline phase. After a thorough assessment to determine your child’s most significant disruptive behaviors (e.g., noncompliance, oppositionality, tantrums), the therapist meets with the parents privately to teach specialized, play-based, behavior management skills. Then, utilizing a one-way mirror and bug-in-the-ear technology, the therapist coaches the parents to apply those skills with their child during therapy sessions. In this way, the child learns to be compliant with the parent, not just the therapist. Weekly practice of the skills at home help solidify the child’s behavioral gains, before beginning the second phase of treatment which focuses on compliance and discipline.