The Parent Coaching Institute is currently enrolling teachers, social workers, family support specialists, counselors, and others seeking career growth or change for the year-long, graduate-level, distance-learning Parent Coach CertificationÂ® training program.
Online PR News – 13-April-2014 – BELLEVUE, WASH., April 14, 2014 – The PCI is the leading parent coach training program in the nation. Founded in 2000 by internationally known parent educator, speaker and author Gloria DeGaetano, CEO, to transform family support. The PCI sets the highest standard in the industry, ensuring that professional parent coaches are highly skilled, trained comprehensively and well-supported. The Parent Coach CertificationÂ® credential is provided through a partnership with Seattle Pacific University.
The training curriculum and model is based on a synthesis of leading-edge research and well-established strategies for helping parents achieve positive outcomes. Kay Kimball Gruder, a PCI Certified Parent CoachÂ®, says this about the program: "When I found the PCI 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 PCI training was both practical and inspiring and it is perhaps the single best educational experience that one could ever have."
The PCI has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and other venues. Gloria DeGaetano has been interviewed on NPRâ€™s Fresh Air, the Tavis Smiley Show, and The Todayâ€™ Show and in many local media outlets. The PCI is in need of parent coaches to keep up with the demand of parents seeking alternatives to counseling who want support on wide-raging issues, such as sleep habits, divorce and blended families, single parenting, pregnancy, child and teen development, helping children with school success, balancing work and life, taming temper tantrums, and help with controlling TV, the Internet, and video games.