Beth Troutman, PhD, clinical professor at the University of Iowa, is the founder of the University of Iowa Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) research and training program. She developed an adaptation of PCIT in 2013 that incorporates aspects of attachment theory and interventions based on attachment theory into PCIT. She currently provides training on Integration of Working Models of Attachment in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (IoWA-PCIT). In addition, she has trained a number of experienced IoWA-PCIT therapists to train other therapists in IoWA-PCIT. IoWA-PCIT training is conducted in small group trainings (maximum of 8 therapists per trainer and maximum of 12 therapists per training group). The year long training involves a total of 52 hours of face-to-face or synchronous online training. Participants learn to view parent-child interactions from the perspective of attachment theory and behaviorism. Participants learn to coach parents in two types of dyadic intervention: child directed interaction (CDI) and parent directed interaction (PDI). Participants learn to code parent verbalizations and child compliance using the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS-IV). Participants also learn to use verbal and nonverbal observations of parent-child interactions to understand the quality of the dyad's attachment.  Participants learn to use observations of parent-child interactions, parent verbalizations, and attachment to tailor their parent coaching.

Core Competencies of IoWA-PCIT therapists

In order to participate in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) training, providers must have a master’s degree or higher in the mental health field.

For more information or to schedule training in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), contact Dr. Troutman at 319-384-3236 or beth-troutman@uiowa.edu.

 

IoWA-PCIT Training

September 28 to October 2, 2020     IoWA-PCIT Training Part I    Online Training

February 3 to 5, 2021    IoWA-PCIT Training Part II    Online Training

Please see the registration form

November 9 to 13, 2020     IoWA-PCIT Training Part I    Online Training

May 18 to 20, 2021    IoWA-PCIT Training Part II    Online Training

Please see the registration form

The following individuals are designated as IoWA-PCIT trainers

Stacie Daily, LMHC, CADC
Plains Area Mental Health Center
Carroll, IA
sdaily@pamhc.org

Kami Guzman-Milligan, MS, LMHC
Full Circle Therapy Center, LLC
Council Bluffs, IA
712-352-0917
kamiguzman@yahoo.com

Julie Mertz, LMFT
Mid Iowa Family Therapy Clinic, Inc./Institute for Therapy and Psychological Solutions, LLC
Windsor Heights, IA
515-254-1556
Julie.Mertz@MIFTC.com

Katie J. Obert, LMFT, M.A.
Institute for Therapy and Psychological Solutions, LLC
Windsor Heights, IA
515-254-1556
Katie.Obert@MIFTC.com

Beth Troutman, PhD, ABPP
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
319-384-3236
beth-troutman@uiowa.edu

Nicole Van Ginkel, MSW, LISW
Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Sheldon, IA 51201
1-800-242-5101 ext. 1207
nvanginkel@seasonscenter.org

Tracy Vozar, PhD
University of Denver
Denver, CO
Tracy.Vozar@du.edu