Child-Parent Psychotherapy

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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 in-person trainings (conducted over 8 total training days), attending 2-3 monthly consultation 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 about the CPP training process and requirements, see below:

Upcoming CPP Training Dates:            

Note: *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.