Level 1 (Within Agency) PCIT Training
Aug. 31 and Sept. 3, 2020


Monday, August 31, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT

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Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP
Global Trainer, PCIT International
PCIT-SM Treatment Developer
Founder & President, Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC


Intended Audience

This training is intended for certified PCIT therapists who wish to become Level 1 (Within Agency) Trainers.

Must I have prior PCIT training?

Yes. You must already be certified by PCIT International as a PCIT Therapist.

Instructional Levels:

Intermediate and Advanced.

Special Needs & Accommodations for Course Attendees

Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any participant is in need of special accommodations, please submit a written request in advance to pcit@kurtzpsychology.com.

CE Grievance Procedures

Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC goes to great lengths to ensure the academic integrity of its CE offereings. If you have any concerns, pleaes bring them to our attention. If your concerns are not resolved, please contact the CE sponsor, PCIT International, via e-mail at pcit.ce@gmail.com or their mailing address: PCIT CE, 22713 NW 191st Lane, High Springs, FL 32643 to submit a complaint or if you have additional questions.

Refund & Cancellation Procedures

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If you are like me, you love doing PCIT so much you are just dying to spread the word and teach others how to do this incredibly potent therapy. Becoming a Within Agency (Level 1) Trainer allows to you teach others within your program how to deliver PCIT with fidelity and to help your group or agency to build a sustainable and scalable PCIT program.

Within Agency training starts with an 8 hour didactic course followed by one year of monthly consultation calls until you assist one therapist to graduate one PCIT case. This training enriches your own understanding and practice of PCIT in the process.

Our training model takes into account adult learning styles, to maximize the goodness of fit with your consultees. We provide you with our approved Power Point slides to conduct your own required didactic training with your consultee, so no need to re-invent that wheel!

As a Within Agency trainer, also known as an In-House Trainer, you are allowed to train someone else using either a live, equal co-therapy model, or a live, contemporaneous consultation model, where you are observing and coaching that therapist in real time, either remotely, or in-person, as your clinic situation and COVID restrictions might allow. We will train you to do the work for both remote and in-person situations. The goal is to train you to train at least one individual therapist to the point that they graduate one family from PCIT. You can then independently continue to train new PCIT therapists in your work setting. Please click on the link below either to register for the training or to set a time to speak with me personally about the training process. The course fee of $1800 includes the two half-day didactics, one year of monthly consultation calls, live or video review of selected sessions with you and your consultee(s), and free access to our basic training PowerPoint slides and all course materials, e.g., COACH Code manual.

This training is consistent with the official guidelines of PCIT International.

 When: Didactics are August 31 and September 3, 2020 9a-1p (EST)

Monthly calls: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10a-11a (EST) starting September 16, 2020

Where: Fully online via our secure Zoom account

Who: Certified therapists who have graduated 2 cases are eligible to start the Level 1 process, but need to have graduated 4 cases to finish the process along with the other competency milestones.

Presenter: Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Kurtz is a licensed psychologist and is certified as a Global Trainer by PCIT International.  He is Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy by the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Clinical Fellow in the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). He is Chair of the PCIT CE Task Force. Dr. Kurtz has been a tireless advocate for children's mental health for decades. In addition to many peer reviewed publications and presentations, he has appeared on ABC Nightline, NBC Today Show,  PBS Keeping Kids Healthy, and numerous other TV, print and radio outlets to spread awareness of empirically-supported treatments and to help de-stigmatize access to mental health care. He travels internationally to train parents, teachers and mental health professionals, with recent trips to Ireland, Dubai, Germany and Canada to carry forward this important work.

Didactics Training Schedule

Monday, August 31, 2020
8:30 Online informal time to make yourself at home and get to know the other participants

9:00 Review Training Guidelines for Therapists and L1 Trainees (L1T)

9:30 Pre-Readiness: Infrastructure needed;

Contracting with therapist trainees

10:00 Structuring Training and Presenting Didactics

Core practices and principles; PCIT-I PowerPoints

Tracking trainee milestones

What's required v optional

10:30 Break (no CE for break time)

10:45 Calculating Reliability in CDI and PDI coding

11:15 COACH Code system of tracking trainee competencies

1:00 End

Thursday, September 3, 2020

9:00 How to provide feedback

Adult learning principles and practices

10:00 How to teach coaching

10:45 Break (no CE for break time)

11:00 Fidelity: how to shape fidelity throughout the process

12:00 Tailoring training to the internet

1:00 End

Training Highlights:

  • High level review of most current PCIT practices
  • Didactic lectures with video exemplars of teaching and coaching
  • Experiential skills practice throughout with feedback
  • Complete set of PowerPoints approved by PCIT International for your training of other new PCIT therapists included at no extra charge for your unlimited use
  • All essential forms will be provided and may be copied for future use
  • Training in the COACH Code system to enhance your coaching practice
  • Spreadsheets will be provided for assessment and tracking
  • Review of how to score, graph, and interpret the PCIT variables: homework, ECBI, CDI Dos and Dont's and both PDI variables
  • Incorporation of adult learning principles throughout
  • Discussion of special considerations such as trainees who are not meeting expoected milestones

Certification as a PCIT Level 1 Trainers:

  • Followup case consultation to become credentialed Level 1 Trainer included in the fee
  • 12 monthly case consultation calls included
  • Review with feedback of your sessions with your trainee(s)

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

PCIT International, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PCIT International, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This two half-days course is expected to earn 7.5 CEs both for APA and for PCIT therapists. 



The cost for the two half-days and 12 montly consultation calls is $1800. The fee for CE is $35. We have applied for CE. In the unlikely event that CEs are not awarded, the $35 CE fee will be fully refunded.