‼️ Parenting Workshop Series Part 3 of 5 on June 7th
Workshop Series 2023: The Usefulness of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for
the Child Welfare Population
This is the third workshop in a 5-part educational workshop series hosted by American Professional
Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the New York Foundling’s Vincent J. Fontana Center
for Child Protection. All five workshops will focus on positive parenting.
Title: The Usefulness of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for the Child Welfare Population
Date and Time: June 7, 2023 from 2 pm to 3 pm ET
Workshop Description: This presentation will introduce the participant to Parent Child Interaction
Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based parenting intervention. We will explain its procedures- what
happens in PCIT how it happens, as well as why it has proven effective for families in hundreds of
research studies. We will talk about the application of this intervention to traumatized children, with
specific attention to the benefits and challenges of referring child welfare families and families at risk
of entering the child welfare system to PCIT.
Dr. Brandi Hawk is a licensed psychologist at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE Center. She is
the clinical manager for programs providing mental health services to children in foster care and is a
co-developer of Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE), a brief intervention for children and caregivers. She has
conducted trainings on children’s mental health, interventions for children, parenting, and childhood
trauma both nationally and internationally. Current research interests include the effectiveness of
dyadic interventions in the treatment of trauma and disruptive behavior disorders.
Dr. Susan Timmer is the Director of Mental Health Research and Director of PCIT and PC-CARE
Training at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE Center. Dr. Timmer’s primary research interests
address the treatment effectiveness of dyadic interventions within high-risk contexts, including
maltreatment, domestic violence, foster and adoptive care, and maternal depression. Her research
has also explored the effects of family violence on children’s social-emotional development and
parent-child interactions. Much of her recent work has involved evaluating different training models
to disseminate and implement dyadic therapies. She is a co-developer of PC-CARE and the principal
investigator of multiple programs implementing PC-CARE.
Pricing & Registration:
General Admission: $25.00
APSAC Members and The New York Foundling Staff General Admission: Free
1 CE Credit (Social Work & Psychology): $25.00
1 CE Credit (Social Work & Psychology) for APSAC members and New York Foundling Staff: $15.00
*If you are in New York and would like social work, mental health or psychology CE credits please
APSAC Members: You will receive your discount automatically when registering.
The New York Foundling Staff: Please email FontanaCenter@nyfoundling.org to request your entry
Please use the link to register: