Services for Parents

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-child Interaction Therapy is a behavioral training program for parents of 2- to 7-year-old children with oppositional and disruptive behaviors. Through live coaching, therapists observe and coach parents in specific play therapy and discipline skills.

PCIT teaches parents the skills to:

  • strengthen positive parent-child feelings and interactions
  • improve child cooperation and behavior
  • decrease parenting stress

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Parent Coaching

The Southfield Center offers an array of services to aid parents, from individual supportive therapy to parent support groups and workshops. For the parents of children with more significant behavioral and emotional challenges we offer structured, evidence-based protocols.

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Parent Management Training

Parents of children with challenging behaviors may be helped by shorter, targeted parent interventions and consultations focusing on positive attention and consistent rule setting.

To learn more about the Southfield Center’s parent and family therapy services or to schedule an appointment with one of our clinicians, contact:

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It Takes Two to Talk ®  — The Hanen Program ®  for Parents of Children with Language Delays

TThe It Takes Two to Talk Program is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay. In a small, personalized group setting, parents learn practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout their day together.
The It Takes Two to Talk Program teaches you, step-by- step, how to become your child’s most important language teacher. The program shows you how to:

  • Recognize your child’s stage and style of communication
  • Identify what motivates your child to interact with you to get conversations started
  • Adapt everyday routines to help your child take turns and keep interactions going
  • Follow your child’s lead to build his/her confidence and encourage communication
  • Add language to interactions with your child to develop receptive and expressive language
  • Adjust the way you play and read books with your child to help him learn language

Program Components

  • 6-8 training sessions for parents in small, personalized groups
  • A Hanen Certified speech-language pathologist leading the program
  • A pre-program consultation for you and your child with the speech-language pathologist
  • Three individual visits for you and your child with the speech-language pathologist in which you are videotaped while practicing strategies to help your child achieve specific communication goals. You and the speech-language pathologist then watch the videotaped interaction to “see” what’s helping your child and what you can modify to help even more.

To learn more about the Southfield Center’s parent and family therapy services or to schedule an appointment with one of our clinicians, contact:

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