Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)  Webinar
The Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection in NYC is offering a webinar entitled The Usefulness of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for the Child Welfare Population.

This is the third workshop in a 5-part educational workshop series hosted by American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the New York Foundling’s Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection. All five workshops will focus on positive parenting.
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 7th, 2 pm to 3pm ET
Title: The Usefulness of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for the Child Welfare Population
Workshop Description: This presentation will introduce the participant to Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based parenting intervention. We will explain its procedures- what happens in PCIT how it happens, as well as why it has proven effective for families in hundreds of research studies. We will talk about the application of this intervention to traumatized children, with specific attention to the benefits and challenges of referring child welfare families and families at risk of entering the child welfare system to PCIT.
Speaker Biographies:
Dr. Brandi Hawk is a licensed psychologist at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE Center. She is the clinical manager for programs providing mental health services to children in foster care and is a co-developer of Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE), a brief intervention for children and caregivers. She has conducted trainings on children’s mental health, interventions for children, parenting, and childhood trauma both nationally and internationally. Current research interests include the effectiveness of dyadic interventions in the treatment of trauma and disruptive behavior disorders.
Dr. Susan Timmer is the Director of Mental Health Research and Director of PCIT and PC-CARE Training at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE Center. Dr. Timmer’s primary research interests address the treatment effectiveness of dyadic interventions within high-risk contexts, including maltreatment, domestic violence, foster and adoptive care, and maternal depression. Her research has also explored the effects of family violence on children’s social-emotional development and parent-child interactions. Much of her recent work has involved evaluating different training models to disseminate and implement dyadic therapies. She is a co-developer of PC-CARE and the principal investigator of multiple programs implementing PC-CARE.
Pricing & Registration:
General Admission: $25.00
APSAC Members and The New York Foundling Staff General Admission: Free
1 CE Credit (Social Work & Psychology): $25.00
1 CE Credit (Social Work & Psychology) for APSAC Members and New York Foundling Staff: $15.00
*If you are in New York and would like social work, mental health or psychology CE credits please email
APSAC Members: You will receive your discount automatically when registering.
The New York Foundling Staff: Please email to request your entry code.
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