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A Bit About P.C.I.T.

Congratulations on taking your first step by arriving here today!

Is this the right place?  

  • Is your child struggling with following directions?

  • Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the number of times you have to ask your child to do something before they act?

  • Are you experiencing rifts in your relationship with your child?

  • Is your child throwing tantrums or having meltdowns? 

  • Are you receiving frequent calls from your child's school?

  • You have tried everything, rewards, time out, and nothing seems to work? 

  • Is your child between the ages of 24 months - 7 years old?

You are at the right place.  All parents want to have happy healthy children and enjoy the time they spend together. I use Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to assist caregivers in just that. I work with parents, foster parents, relative caregivers; any person caring for a child is eligible for this treatment. PCIT empowers parents and allows the parent to be the provider in the room. This treatment allows for amazing ease to participate through telehealth or in person. PCIT introduces new ways of interacting with your child to add new interaction patterns to your toolbox. 


PCIT is primarily targeted to children aged 2 to 7 referred for concerns about disruptive behavior including tantrums, noncompliance, and aggression. I use an adaption of PCIT called IoWA PCIT, which also focuses on the parent-child relationship by working from an attachment theory.  IoWA PCIT has two core phases of treatment:

Child Directed Intervention

A special, therapeutic way of interacting with your child to get the best possible behavior from your child. 

Parent Directed Intervention

A therapeutic way of teaching children how to follow directions and providing caregivers with a consistent routine to address negative behaviors.

Requirements for Therapy


  • Must live in Kansas or Missouri.

  • Must be able to meet consistently once per week.

Ready to jump right in? 

Contact Dr. Slay to schedule your appointment on the Contact Page or Book a Free 15-minute consultation.

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