The CPRT Treatment Manual is an essential companion to Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) : A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model (Landreth & Bratton, 2006). The manual has four major sections:
Therapist Notebook, Study Guide, Parent Notebook, and Training Resources. An accompanying CD-Rom allows the therapist to print the necessary training materials for ease of reproduction and enhanced usability.
The Therapist Notebook contains everything the therapist needs to conduct the 10-session CPRT model, including comprehensive treatment outlines that serve as a guide for the therapist in conducting each session, teaching aids, and activities. The Study Guide provides an in-depth explanation of the content for each training session and helpful hints for conducting CPRT. The Parent Notebook includes all of the printed materials that parents will need to complete CPRT training including worksheets for parents to complete between sessions. The Training Resources section includes supplemental training materials, clinical forms, organizational tools, assessments, marketing materials, and a list of useful CPRT resources organized by videos, books, and manuals.
The CPRT Treatment Manual used as a companion with CPRT provides the therapist with a complete package for training parents to act as therapeutic agents with their own children.
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'If you want to use this well established program, you will want to have this manual to guide you. It provides everything that the therapist and parent need to know to carry out their respective CPRT roles effectively.' - Louise Guerney, Ph.D., RPT-S., Director of Play and Filial Family Training at The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
'The detailed Therapist and Parents Notebooks allow the therapist easy implementation of the treatment protocol. The parent handouts are specific and clear. The CD-Rom provides the therapist quick access to professional quality materials. This manual and the text provide the play therapy field with a thorough and detailed CPRT protocol. The field and those we serve are richer for it.' - Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, RPT-S, Associate Professor of Professional Counseling at Texas State University–San Marcos, USA
'The combination of this manual and the primary text, Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model fills a crucial gap in the child therapy and parenting literature. This gap has been a parent therapy resource which is both relationship-based and evidence-based. The practical nature of this manual matches the extremely pragmatic intervention itself. It will be required for my courses, and should be required for any training which focuses on effective parent-child interventions.I am delighted to endorse this manual. The authors are personal friends of mind, but more importantly are superb scholars and authors. The textbook and manual have been (very!) long awaited.' - Daniel Sweeney, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, RPT-S, Professor of Counseling and Director of the NW Center for Play Therapy Studies, George Fox University, Portland Oregon. Author of Counseling Children Through the World of Play, Handbook of Group Play Therapy, and Sandtray Therapy
Introduction: Using the CPRT Treatment Manual. Part I: Therapist Notebook. Treatment Outlines and Handouts for Sessions 1-10. Part II: Study Guide. Part III: Parent Notebook. Handouts, Notes, and Homework for Sessions 1-10. Part IV: CPRT Training Resources. Part V: Appendices. Part VI: CD-Rom Contents.
About the Authors:
Gary L. Landreth, Ed.D., LPC, RPT-S, is a Regents Professor in the Department of Counseling, Development and Higher Education at the University of North Texas. He is the founder and director of the Center for Play Therapy, the largest play therapy training program in the works. Dr. Landreth is internationally known for his writing and work in promoting play therapy and was presented with the prestigious Virginia Axline Distinguished Professor Award for his work in conceptualizing and advancing the child-centered approach to play therapy.
Sue Bratton, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S is an associate professor in Counseling and Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas and the former clinical director in the Counseling Program at UNT. She has served on the Association for Play Therapy board of Directors for 4 years and is currently serving on the Executive Board as Immediate Past President. Dr. Bratton is a respected lecturer, author, researcher, and clinician with extensive experience in individual and group play therapy, activity therapy, and filial/family play therapy.
Theresa Kellam, Ph.D. is in private practice in individual, couples, and family counseling in Arlington, TX, and is and adjunct professor at Tarrant County College. She has worked as a filial therapy program director and primary researcher at the Child and Family Guidance Center in Dallas, Texas.
Sandra R. Blackard,M.A. is an independent consultant in communication and training. She has previously designed and self-published a series of training manuals for parent-child communication courses, "Language of Listening."