Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an effective evidence-based treatment for young children (ages 0-5) who have experienced trauma . It is effective at reducing emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with trauma, enhancing safe caregiving practices, and strengthening the parent-child relationship.

Implementing CPP in Your Agency

CPP training involves an 18-month process including 3 virtual trainings (conducted over 13 half-days), attending 2-3 monthly consultation video calls, attending bimonthly reflective supervision, and treating a minimum number of cases. CPP also requires agency support, including support for therapists, maintenance of supplies, and development of key infrastructure. For more information, see below:

Upcoming CPP Training Dates:            



*Agencies applying to send more than one therapist are given priority to training openings as CPP is most effectively implemented in this setting. Openings for each cohort are limited. Once a training is full, interested participants will be put on a list for information on future CPP trainings. 

*Each trainee must be designated as either a supervisor or therapist. For groups of trainees from the same agency, at least one trainee must be designated as a supervisor. Supervisors typically have more clinical experience and may already be in a leadership or supervisory role within their agency (though this is not mandatory). Supervisors attend one more consultation call per month, but have fewer case requirements.