17/04/2024 - 05/06/2024

C24042 Parent-child Interaction Therapy (PCIT Therapist)




Approved Program of Qualified / international 

Parent-child Interaction Therapy (PCIT Therapiest) 

限時優惠:HK$40,000- (於2024年2月29日或之前終止!)


PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioural problems.

PCIT is conducted through “coaching” sessions during which parent and child are in a playroom while the therapist is in an observation room watching the interaction between parent-child through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed. The parent wear a “bug-in-the-ear” device through which the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills, parent are learning to manage the child’s behaviour.

PCIT is done across two treatment phases. The first phase of treatment focuses on establishing warmth in Parent-child relationship through learning and applying skills proven to help children feel calm, secure in their relationships with their parents, and good about themselves.

Desired outcomes of the first phase of treatment in PCIT include:

  • Decreased frequency, severity, and/or duration of tantrums
  • Decreased activity levels
  • Decreased negative attention-seeking behaviours (such as whining and bossiness)
  • Decreased parental frustration
  • Increased feelings of security, safety, and attachment to the primary caregiver
  • Increased attention span
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased pro-social behaviours (such as sharing and taking turns)

The second phase of treatment will equip parents to manage the most challenging of children behaviours while remaining confident, calm, and consistent approach to discipline. In this phase,  parents will learn proven strategies to help children accept their limits, comply with parent’s directions, respect house rules, and demonstrate appropriate behaviour in public. ​

Desired outcomes of the second phase of treatment in PCIT include:

  • Decreased frequency, severity, and/or duration of aggressive behaviour
  • Decreased frequency of destructive behaviour (such as breaking toys on purpose)
  • Decreased defiance
  • Increased compliance with adult requests
  • Increased respect for house rules
  • Improved behaviour in public
  • Increased parental calmness and confidence during discipline

 With consistent attendance and homework completion, PCIT can be completed within 12-20 sessions, though treatment is not time-limited. Treatment is considered complete when parents have mastered both sets of skills and rate children behaviour within normal limits on a behaviour rating scale.


Course Details

Training Objectives

Who can PCIT help ?

Children ages 2 to 7 who display any or all of the following

  • Relational problems with parent/caregiver
  • Difficulty in childcare/school settings
  • Refusal/defiance of adult requests
  • Easy loss of temper
  • Purposeful annoyance of others
  • Property destruction
  • Frequent fights and/or aggression toward others
  • Difficulty staying seated
  • Difficulty playing quietly / Difficulty taking turn.

*Includes when these behaviors are due to stressful or traumatic events.

Upon completion participants should be able to:

  • 1.Identify and describe the theoretical constructs of PCIT.
  • 2.Identify and describe the assessment and intake procedures for PCIT.
  • 3.Demonstrate 80% coding reliability with trainers with the DPICS-IV Coding System.
  • 4.Demonstrate PDI coding skills.
  • 5.Identify and describe the CDI components of PCIT.
  • 6.Identify and describe the PDI components of PCIT.
  • 7.Demonstrate mastery in the CDI and PDI skills.
  • 8.Identify and describe at least 3 CDI and 3 PDI coaching strategies.

Course Structure 

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a nationally-recognized, evidence-based parent management program for families who have children with externalizing behaviour problems. PCIT Initial Therapist Training includes :

  • 40-hour live workshop with didactic, case review, and experiential components
  • Focus on active practice of skills and competency check-offs provided
  • Written and live feedback on therapists’ progress Therapist who successfully complete the training

and consultation will be eligible to apply for PCIT Certification.

One year group Case consultation (Consultation fee is already included)

  • Monthly clinical case consultation group for 12 months
  • At least review 4 video-recorded therapy sessions
  • At least 2 co-therapy live sessions

Case Arrangement

    • Cases can be arranged by their own, or
    • Free case work for low income families arranged by trainer, the source of case will be referred by NGOs (Rental fee of $200/ session will be paid by trainee)
    • Extra Manual they need to purchase
    • PCIT Protocol Manual (Eyberg & Funderburk, 2011)
    • Manual of the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS)

Training Content 


Day 1      (8 hours)

  • Determine appropriate clients for PCIT.
  • Identify two of the primary underlying theories for PCIT.
  • Compare at least two studies supporting the evidence-base for PCIT.
  • List “Do” skills for CDI phase of treatment. List the “Don’t” skills for CDI phase of treatment.
  • Describe the mechanics of Special Time home practice for families.
  • Summarize basic concepts for the DPICS coding system.
  • Apply DPICS methods to live coding with a transcript.


Day 2      (8 hours)

  • Apply concepts of combined theory, research, CDI Skills, and DPICS skills during a review activity.
  • Discuss parent-child interactions from viewing a CDI Coach session.
  • Pass DPICS Quiz I at 80% or above.
  • Pass DPICS Quiz II at 80% or above.
  • Apply DPICS method to live coding with a video.
  • Score an ECBI using raw scores.
  • Graph an ECBI using raw scores.
  • Interpret at least three ECBI patterns using raw scores.
  • Identify at least two effective CDI Coaching practices.
  • Explain at least two reasons to incorporate anti-oppressive practices into PCIT implementation


Day 3      (8 hours)

  • Apply at least two effective CDI Coaching practices during a role play.
  • Pass DPICS Quiz III at 80% or above.
  • As a participant, meet the “10-10-10, 0-0-0” CDI Criteria during a role play.
  • Plan for telehealth practice by naming at least two technology resources that can be applied for PCIT implementation.
  • Compare aspects of on-site versus telehealth CDI Coaching.
  • Identify the three types of child responses within PDI Coding.
  • Explain how to conduct a DPICS Pre-treatment session.
  • Plan for at least two scenarios for transitioning PCIT practice from telehealth to on-site implementation.
  • Recite at least four ways to make commands effective.
  • Identify PDI skills with specific attention to the PDI sequence.
  • Using the PDI Diagram, practice applying the PDI sequence to a role play situation.
  • Code a 5-minute parent-child interaction.
  • Pass DPICS IV at 80% or above.


Day 4 (8 hours)

  • Identify at least two effective PDI Coaching practices.
  • Discuss parent-child interactions from viewing a PDI Coach session.
  • Apply concepts of the PDI during a review activity.
  • Meet the PDI Sequence Check-Off at 90% reliability or higher.
  • Compare at least two content areas that differ across the PDI Session Progression.
  • Describe PDI Progression using House Rules procedure.
  • Describe PDI Progression using Public Outing procedure
  • Use DPICS Priority Order to evaluate caregiver statements.
  • Pass DPICS V at 80% or above.


Day 5 (8 hours)

  • Compare parent-child interactions from viewing a PDI Session Progression.
  • Identify at least three key concepts of tailoring, modifying, and adapting PCIT.
  • Explain the PCIT Graduation Criteria.
  • Apply concepts of the PDI House Rules, Public Outing, and Graduation during a review activity.
  • Meet the PDI House Rules Check-Off at 90% reliability or higher.
  • Meet the PDI Public Outing Check-Off at 90% reliability or higher.
  • Use graduation criteria to identify client readiness to terminate treatment.
  • Practice effective coaching statements in both CDI and PDI.
  • Recognize competencies necessary for certification as a PCIT Therapist.
  • Recite least three important concepts of intersectionality and intentional tailoring within PCIT Implementation.


Ms. Choi Siu Yan, Agnes (蔡兆欣女士)

    • PCIT Certified Therapist since 2010 and PCIT Certified Trainer since 2014
    • Certified Sex therapist, HKASERT
    • Registered Social Worker
    • Trainer of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy & Teacher-Child Interaction Training
    • Practitioner of Gottman Method Couples Therapy
    • Facilitator of Holyoake Drumbeat
    • Practitioner of Tuning into Kids/ Teens


Course details

Date and Time :  

17/4, 24/4, 22/5, 29/5 & 5/6/2024  (Wednesday)    9:00am – 6:00pm (total of 40 hours)

Training Venue  :  

  • Hong Kong Society of Professional Training Conference Room 
  • Room 202-204A,Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung St., Hung Hom, Kowloon (Whampoa MTR Station Exit D2)
  • 位置圖MAP


Target: This program is highly suitable for Helping Professionals, Teachers, Social worker, Counselor, 

course fee :

  • Original price  : HK$58,000-
  • Limited Time offer  : HK$40,000- (Enroll on or before 29 Feb 2024) 

language : Cantonese suplemented with English 

Course Mode  : Lecture, group discussion, role play & case sharing

Certificate  : Certificate of Attendance issued by Hong Kong Society of Professional Training

Accreditation : OT (CPD) : To be confirmed

Enquiryplease feel free to contact us on  3111 0264 


Click here to download the Registration Form


Registration and payment : 

  1. Payment by Cheque : Please send completed registration form with a cross cheque payable to “Hong Kong Society of Professional Training” to 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  2. Payment by Bank-in / Fast Payment Service (FPS) 轉數快 / PayMe / Ailpay Please bank in the course fee to our bank account with “Bank of China (HK) Ltd” 中銀香港A/C No : 012-890-1-038-682-9. or FPS (轉數快): 8835217 / PayMe / Ailpay : Please scan our PayMe / Ailpay QR Code and keep the payment record of PayMe screenshots.  Please send the completed registration form and Bank in slip/ Capture Slip to Hong Kong Society of Professional Training either by email (PDF) to  or by fax: 852-21257900
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For enquiry :  please contact our staff at 3111 0264 or Click Here to contact us.

Important Notes:

  1. The course confirmation will be sent to participants via email at least 2 weeks before the course, please contact us if you do not receive any notification.
  2. All registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
  3. Once a registration has submitted, it cannot be refunded and cancelled for any reasons.
  4. All requests for any change of registration must be given in a written from for approval.  An administration fee of HK$200 will be charged for any processing request.
  5. Official receipt will be issued on the first day of the course. Re issue of official receipt will be charged HK$50.
  6. If you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact us on or 3111 0264.



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