Introduction to Child-Parent Psychotherapy: A Relational Treatment for Young Children who Have Experienced Trauma
28th January 2020
- The Kantor Centre of Excellence, 4 - 8 Rodney Street, London, N1 9JH Map
- One day
- 09:00 - 16:30
About this course
Child-parent psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based treatment for children aged birth through five who have experienced a traumatic event. Five randomized controlled trials support the efficacy of CPP. A central goal is to support and strengthen the caregiver-child relationship as a vehicle for restoring and protecting the child’s mental health. Treatment also focuses on contextual factors that may affect the caregiver-child relationship (e.g. cultural norms and socioeconomic and immigration-related stressors).
This workshop presents an overview of CPP, focusing on ways to partner and work with families. Through clinical vignettes and role plays, participants will begin to understand how in CPP, the therapist works jointly with the caregivers to create a trauma framework, to enhance the child’s sense of safety, to promote dyadic emotion regulation, and to help the family make meaning of and move beyond past traumatic experiences.
Who is this course suitable for?
The course is suitable for mental health providers as well as for those in child and family serving systems with a need to understand both the impact of trauma on young children and intervention pathways. Such participant would include child welfare workers, case managers, educators, and medical professionals.
Aims of course
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Identify two ways in which interpersonal violence and trauma may impact the
- Name two of the CPP fidelity strands;
- Name two core competencies of CPP;
- Name two core goals of CPP.