Beth Troutman, PhD, clinical professor at the University of Iowa, trains in Integration of Working Models of Attachment in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (IoWA-PCIT). Training is typically conducted in small groups (maximum of 8 therapists per trainer) and involves a total of 64 hours of face-to-face contact and monthly consultation calls with Troutman. Participants learn about child directed interaction (CDI) and parent directed interaction (PDI). They also learn to code parent and child behavior using the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS-IV) and to coach parents in conducting child directed interaction (CDI) and parent directed interaction (PDI) with their child. They learn to evaluate attachment and incorporate observations of attachment into 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

Advanced Training in Integrating Clinical Assessment of Attachment into PCIT Coaching

September 24 - 27, 2019           Iowa City, IA

Please see the registration form 

IoWA-PCIT Training: Part I and II 

November 11-15, 2019  &  April 22-24, 2020      Iowa City, IA

Applications from providers are now being accepted for IoWA-PCIT Training: Part I and II to be held at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Please see the registration form 

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Biennial University of Iowa PCIT Tune-Up

Moving Forward with IoWA-PCIT

May 28 & 29, 2020               Iowa City, IA


Dr. Troutman has trained the following IoWA-PCIT therapists to train providers in IoWA-PCIT

Katie Arkema, LMFT
Turner Therapy and Counseling
Sioux City, IA

Kami Guzman, MS, LMHC
Full Circle Therapy Center, LLC
Council Bluffs, IA

Robin Houser, LIMHP, NCC
965 Patricia Drive
Papillion, NE 68046 ​

Kelli Slagle, MS, LMHC, LMHP
Early Opportunities Therapy Services
Omaha, NE

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

Tracy Vozar, PhD
University of Denver
Denver, CO

Rebecca Whitlock, LMHC, NCC, IADC 
Parkview Psychological Services 
Sioux City, IA, 51104 
712-239-1111 ext. 12