Psychotherapy for Parents and Young Children

What is Psychotherapy for Parents and Young Children?

There are many different types of psychotherapy for parents and young children. These therapies all focus on strengthening the bond between parent and child. Some begin as early as the first year of life and others are more suitable for preschool and early school-age children.

Examples of psychotherapy for parents and young children include Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Circle of Security Parenting, Parent-Child Psychotherapy, Modified Interaction Guidance (MIG), and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy.

What types of challenges are best suited for Psychotherapy for Parents and Young Children?

These types of therapies can be helpful in preventing and treating behaviour problems in young children and can also help young children deal with anxiety, trauma and other challenges.

How long will it take?

This depends on the individual, and the type of therapy.  

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.