More than insightful - We CHANGE behavior! - PCIT 101
PCIT gives equal attention to the parent-child relationship and to parents’ behavior management skills. PCIT enhances parent-child interactions, improves children’s behavior, and empowers parents to use consistent, predictable, effective parenting strategies that work. The main reason why PCIT leads to behavior-change is the unique dual focus. Parents learn specific behavioral and relationship enhancement methods that make the child WANT to comply. Parents receive immediate feedback in session and are offered support, guidance, and encouragement as they learn to build a better relationship while getting their child’s behaviors under better control.
PCIT has two components that work together to lead to long-term change:
In the Relationship Enhancement component, parents and children are taught and coached how to decrease negative aspects of the relationship and to develop consistently positive and supportive communication.
In the Strategies for Compliance component, parents and children are taught and coached the elements of effective discipline and behavior-management skills. Parents learn and acquire specific skills, practice these skills until they are mastered and the child’s behavior has improved.
WHAT IS PC-CARE?
Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE) is a 6-session treatment program for families that want to improve caregiver-child relationships and are willing to learn new child behavior management strategies. It serves families with children ages 1 to 10 years. Each week the caregiver and child attend a 1-hour session for a total of 7 weeks (including 1 pre-treatment assessment and behavior observation and 6 weeks of coaching sessions).
Say hello to our team
We believe one of our most important assets is our people. Our team of experienced, dedicated and compassionate therapists are committed to facilitating hope and better quality of life for each and every client that comes to us. We develop and implement customized, high-intensity programs that making measurable changes in behavior and equip parents with the tools for continued growth.
He attended NYU while earning his Bachelor’s degree and earned his Master’s and Doctoral Degrees at the California School of Professional Psychology. He is Board Certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, as well as an associate fellow and REBT-CBT supervisor of the Albert Ellis Institute. He teaches REBT-CBT and PCIT at multiple graduate schools in Orange County and was trained in PCIT by UC Davis, CAARE Team. He has been the lead trainer of PCIT for the largest County-contracted facility in Orange County.
You can see Paul DePompo’s work with Adults and Couples at www.CBTIofSoCal.com
What clients say
We've had the pleasure to experience real change in our client's lives
“Following the second part of the process, I was able to take control back, taught Faith how to respond to limits, and helped her work through her potty fears. Having the direction of the therapist let me do the work that turned Faith around, and I strongly believe with what I learned I will be able to solve future issues that may come. PCIT was truly life changing.Wendy T, Irvine, CA
Thank you so much for your great work!”
“It was a powerful experience for me to see I could accomplish more without the yelling and power-struggles. The “real-time” feedback was so helpful in terms of the live coaching through the ear-piece and ability to be corrected and encouraged with the new tools learned on the spot. The experience was invaluable. Thank you for giving me my sanity back!”Carol HAliso Viejo, CA
“The support we received, the consultations with the school, the extraJeffNewport Beach
coaching support at home all exceeded our expectations. It gave us what
we needed to help Chris. My wife and I are using the skills with each
other and we actually had dinner and a movie out! We are making good
progress – I recommend PCIT 100%.”
“The PCIT plan was geared right to our needs. The skills that we learned were practiced with the therapist in sessions and then later during the five minute home tasks.”AliceCosta Mesa