Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for SM (PCIT-SM):
Parent-child interaction therapy for selective mutism (PCIT-SM) is an adaptation of parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based practice for helping parents learn effective strategies for engaging with their children who have behavioral problems. PCIT and PCIT-SM use positive reinforcement to target desired behaviors (e.g., labeled praises, reflection, behavioral descriptions, and enthusiasm). With PCIT-SM, these skills are targeted toward speaking behaviors. The behavioral principles of PCIT-SM are also intended to address and interrupt the cycle of avoidant behaviors, which is currently maintained by negative reinforcement (e.g., rescuing). The goal of PCIT-SM is to create a positive cycle of talking.
What to expect:
Weekly 1 to 2 hour appointments.
Live parent coaching
Teach parents skills that will help build confidence and comfort for their child when in speaking situations.
Exposures in clinic setting
Weekly homework for families
We accept SoonerCare & many private insurances
If you have private insurance, please contact your insurance provider and inquire about the billing codes below. Some insurance companies will only cover certain codes, so it can be helpful for families to know upfront what their insurance will cover prior to beginning services.
H0031 - Behavioral health assessment (non-MD) by licensed behavioral health professional
96136 - Psych or neuropsych testing administration and scoring (first 30 minutes)
96137 - Psych or neuropsych testing administration and scoring (each additional 30 minutes)