Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), grounded in the attitudes and principles of Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), is based on the belief that a parent acting as an agent for change in place of a play therapist has potential for significant and lasting therapeutic gains. This newly expanded and revised edition of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) describes training objectives, essential skills and concepts taught in each session as well as the format for supervising parents’ play sessions. Transcripts of actual sessions demonstrate process and content in the 10 CPRT training sessions. Research demonstrating the effectiveness of CPRT on child and parent outcomes is presented in support of CPRT’s designation as an evidence-based treatment model.
This second edition is updated to include six new chapters exploring the topics of cultural considerations for working with ethnically and racially diverse families, neuroscience support for CPRT, and adaptions for specific populations including parents of toddlers, parents of preadolescents, adoptive families, and the teacher/student relationship. The authors’ expertise and experience results in a book that is essential reading for both students and professionals. By using this text and the accompanying treatment manual, filial therapists will have a complete package for training parents in the CPRT model.
"This a true second edition, with six new chapters! The applications for working with toddlers and tweens are specific, detailed, and wonderful. The discussion of how neuroscience aligns with CPRT is insightful. An exploration of CPRT research, along with the evidenced-based designation, adds informative value. Other adds for using CPRT with adoptive families, teachers, and discussion of cultural issues round out the core chapters for the 10-session model! It is a treat to read and experience!"
Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, professor emerita at Texas State University and director emerita at the Association for Play Therapy
"CPRT has been empirically demonstrated to improve child-parent relationships and child behaviors. This protocol for therapists provides the essentials needed to implement the program successfully. The notebook for parents expands on the principles, allowing parents to apply them to home situations. These resources enable users to experience the full value of CPRT."
Louise Guerney, PhD, RPT-S, professor emeritus at Penn State University and co-developer of Filial Therapy and faculty member of the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE)
Table of Contents
Introduction. Preface. History, Development and Unique Features of Filial Therapy. Rationale and Basic Premises for Filial Therapy. Training and Supervision of Filial Therapists. Critical Components in Facilitating the Process of Filial Therapy Training. Filial Skills, Concepts, and Attitudes to be Taught. The Filial Therapy Process. Filial Therapy Training Session 1: Training Objectives and Reflective. Filial Therapy Training Session 2: Basic Principles for Play Sessions. Filial Therapy Training Session 3: Parent-child Play Session Skills. Filial Therapy Training Session 4: Supervision Format and Limit Setting. Filial Therapy Training Session 5: Play Session Skills Review. Filial Therapy Training Session 6: Supervision and Choice Giving. Filial Therapy Training Session 7: Supervision and Self-Esteem Building. Filial Therapy Training Session 8: Supervision and Encouragement vs. Praise. Filial Therapy Training Session 9: Supervision and Generalizing Skills. Filial Therapy Training Session 10: Evaluation and Summing Up. Case of Debbie and 4 yr. Old Rachel. Questions Parents and Children Ask, and Problems and Solutions in Filial Therapy Training. A Mother's Perspective on Filial Therapy: Learning About My Child and Myself. Variations of the 10-session Filial Therapy Model. Research Support for 10-Session Filial Therapy Model. Resources for Child-Parent-Relationship (C-P-R) Therapy: A 10-session Filial Therapy.
About the Authors
Garry L. Landreth, EdD, LPC, RPT-S is regents professor emeritus, department of counseling and higher education, and founder and director emeritus, Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas
Sue C. Bratton, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S is professor emeritus, department of counseling and higher education, and director emeritus, Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas