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PCIT Webcourse

The UC Davis PCIT Webcourse is a 10-hour, 11-module web course designed to introduce participants to PCIT, usually prior to full PCIT Training. CE Credits are offered for completion of the web course (see below).

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  • For instructions on how to download your PCIT webcourse certificate once you have completed the webcourse and both evaluations, click here.
  • If your browser blocks the Flash player and you are unable to view modules, follow the instructions here.
  • As of January 2021, some users are reporting that they are unable to access Modules 10 and 11. This is due to Flash player phasing out of use in all browsers. We are working on an alternative.
  • If you do not receive the account confirmation email for the webcourse, you can try creating a new account with a non-Gmail address, or email Lindsay ( and Aubrey ( to manually confirm your account.
  • The “resume” feature is not active on this webcourse, but you can manually navigate to the last slide you were on.

Web Course Overview

In 2011, the UCD PCIT Training Center developed the “PCIT for Traumatized Children” Web Course: a free, 10-hour, 11-module web course to provide fundamental information about providing PCIT. This web course was designed to increase access to information about PCIT and to make it easier for more therapists to learn the skills necessary to aid a greater number of families. The web course gives trainees a solid foundation in PCIT and partially fulfills the initial requirements to become a certified PCIT therapist.

The course uses a combination of instruction, video examples, and interactive exercises to educate therapists on the principles of PCIT.

Web Course Modules:

  • Introduction
  • PCIT Overview
  • Intake Assessment
  • Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System
  • CDI Teaching Session
  • Coaching CDI Skills
  • PDI Teaching Session
  • Coaching PDI Skills
  • Addressing Parenting Styles
  • Cultural Considerations in PCIT
  • It Takes a Village:  Engaging Parents in PCIT

The “PCIT for Traumatized Children” Web Course is the only one of its kind; it’s also the only PCIT methodology that focuses on trauma. With ongoing support from practitioners that have trained over 110 agencies in the area of PCIT, this web course can now partially train therapists anywhere in the country to implement this method, helping countless more children and their families. Those who finish the course and its post evaluations will receive a Certificate of Completion which can be submitted to obtain CE credits.

Anyone can use this course, from any computer, with any (or no) degree. It is mostly directed toward therapists, or those on their way to becoming a therapist, but it’s open to the general public to disseminate information about PCIT. It includes 11 modules that each cover a different important aspect of PCIT. Once you register, you can access any of the modules at your leisure, in any order you choose. There is no deadline, and you’re free to access your account again and again as a reference. One would not be a certified PCIT therapist after taking the web course (according to the National PCIT Guidelines) but it is a very helpful resource and we do require our trainees to complete the course as one factor of their complete PCIT training.

CE Credits

The UC Davis CAARE Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC Davis CAARE Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The credit awarded per web course is determined by the average of hours to complete all modules and questionnaires required for credit. This includes only cumulative time that a participant is actively watching and completing modules. The time does not include breaks, practicing, repeating, or reviewing instructional materials. The course offers participants 1 credit per hour; e.g. full completion of all materials for the 10-hour PCIT webcourse is awarded 10 credits. A participant must complete all 11 modules, one registration questionnaire, a web course evaluation, and a participant evaluation, in order to qualify for a completion certificate and receive credit. 

Module 4 – Videos 6-10 Transcripts – Last updated 9/4/14

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The UC Davis CAARE Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC Davis CAARE Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.