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 Child-Parent Psychotherapy in Your Agency
Child-Parent Psychotherapy training involves an 18-month process including three virtual trainings (conducted over 13 half-days), attending two to three monthly consultation video calls, attending bimonthly reflective supervision, and treating a minimum number of cases. Child-Parent Psychotherapy also requires agency support, including support for therapists, maintenance of supplies, and development of key infrastructure. For more information, see below:
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy Information Sheet – Virtual Training — summary of training requirements
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy Implementation Overview- Virtual Training — agency infrastructure needs
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy Agency Checklist – Virtual Training — checklist of agency requirements
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy Implementation Level Training Overview — video series from child-parent psychotherapy developers
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative Overview — video series from child-parent psychotherapy developers
Agencies applying to send more than one therapist are given priority to training openings as child-parent psychotherapy 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 child-parent psychotherapy 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.