The Parent Coaching Institute is currently enrolling teachers, social workers, family support specialists, counselors, community health workers, and others seeking career growth or change for its year-long, graduate-level, distance-learning Parent Coach CertificationÂ® program. Applicants who register by June 1 for the 2010 summer session will receive a $900 tuition discount.
Online PR News – 13-May-2010 – – BELLEVUE, WASH., April 19, 2010 â€“ The Parent Coaching Institute (The PCIâ„˘) is the leading parent coach training program in the nation. It was the first of its kind, founded in 2000 by internationally known media literacy expert, speaker and author Gloria DeGaetano, CEO, to transform family support. The PCIâ„˘ sets the highest standard in the industry, ensuring that parent coaches are highly skilled, highly trained and well-supported. The certification is currently provided through a partnership with Seattle Pacific University.
The training curriculum and model is based on a synthesis of well-researched, established best practices for facilitating family communication and achieving positive outcomes. Kay Kimball Gruder, a PCI Certified Parent CoachÂ®, says this about the program: "When I found the PCIâ„˘ it was as if I had found a secret path that would serve to connect my educational background, work experiences, community involvements and parenting beliefs. Little did I know that this path would also lead me on a transformative journey of my own; connecting me with others who shared a desire to create a cultural shift toward more mindful parenting, launching my own parent coaching business and inspiring me to apply parent coaching techniques and principles to my work in higher education. My PCIâ„˘ training was both practical and inspiring and it is perhaps the single best educational experience that one could ever have."
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other local media have reported on The PCIâ„˘ and the ever-growing popularity of parent coaching, which is rapidly gaining esteem as a cost- and time-effective alternative to counseling for busy parents who want support and advice on wide-raging issues, such as sleep habits, divorce and blended families, single parenting, teen development, navigating school systems, balancing work and life, taming temper tantrums, and more.
For more information on parent coaching and The PCIâ„˘, visit www.ThePCI.org, where you can also download an application to enroll.
About The Parent Coaching Institute
The Parent Coaching Institute (The PCIâ„˘) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with an international following and the originator of the parent coaching profession. The PCIâ„˘, founded by Gloria DeGaetano in 2000, continues to set the highest standards for parent coaching certification. Using The PCIâ„˘ innovative coaching model, graduates co-create with parents solutions to parenting challenges, leading to new levels of family fulfillment. For more information about The PCIâ„˘, with corporate offices in Bellevue, Wash., please refer to The PCIâ„˘ Web site at www.ThePCI.org, or call (888) 599-4447.