PCIT Level II Trainer (L2T) Requirements

Parent Child Interaction Therapy Level II Trainer – Individuals who have met all of the PCIT International requirements for being a certified PCIT Therapist, a Level I Trainer, and are deemed qualified to teach and supervise therapists internal and external to their own program or agency.

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 PCIT International is promoting the effective dissemination of PCIT nationally and internationally.

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PCIT International is the authorized organization for research and training in the empirically-supported PCIT protocol.  PCIT Certified Trainers are sanctioned by PCIT International to provide expert training and consultation in the official PCIT protocol, leading to eligibility for certification as a therapist by PCIT International.

How Do I Apply for Trainer Certification?

What Are Some of the Benefits of Trainer Certification?
Trainers who are certified by PCIT International 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 and included in the international database as a certified trainer so that families and other professionals can find you.
  • Have opportunities to attend Call-In Hours hosted by PCIT International Certified Master Trainers.
  • Be invited to join listservs with other certified trainers.
  • Have access to continuing education opportunities through the PCIT International website that will help you remain up-to-date in PCIT and can also serve to meet APA requirements for Continuing Education Units.

Special Notice to Trainers
L1T applicants must meet all requirements of a Certified PCIT Therapist, including completion of a minimum of two cases to graduation criteria under the consultation of a PCIT Trainer. The applicant may not begin training to become a Level I Trainer until these requirements as a Certified PCIT Therapist have been completed.

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