PCIT Agency Trainer Requirements

Parent Child Interaction Therapy Agency Trainers (PCIT-AT) are clinicians who have already met PCIT Certified Therapist (PCIT-C) credential standards.  These individuals have then received additional PCIT training to be qualified to teach and supervise therapists at their own program or agency, with a scope of trainership that is limited to agency where they are employed.

Why Become Certified as a Trainer?
Certification has been developed in response to therapists, agencies, and third-party payers who have long asked how PCIT providers can document they have met a set of standards for competent delivery of the treatment. Certification is one way to promote the effective dissemination of PCIT nationally and internationally.

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How Do I Apply for Agency Trainer Certification?

  • Complete the 40-hour Essential Training Program.
  • Complete two PCIT cases while receiving ongoing case consultation from either a PCIT Agency Trainer (PCIT-AT) or PCIT National Trainer (PCIT-NT).
  • Complete at least two additional PCIT cases independently.
  • Complete the 24-hour Agency Trainer Certification Program offered by the PCIT & TCIT Training Program.
  • Submit the PCIT Agency Trainer Application.  Please contact us for more information.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Trainer Certification?
Trainers who are certified by the PCIT & TCIT Training Program have met a number of training and competence standards that help to maintain the treatment’s effectiveness. Once you are certified, you will:

  • Be sanctioned to train PCIT therapists in your agency.
  • Be placed on the PCIT International website as a certified trainer so that families and other professionals can find you.
  • Be invited to join listservs with other certified trainers.
  • Receive discounts on PCIT & TCIT Continuing Education workshops and trainings.