Child-Parent Psychotherapy

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What is Child-Parent Psychotherapy?

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention model for children ages 0-5 who have experienced trauma. CPP addresses mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral difficulties that sometimes arise due to the traumatic event(s). Therapy sessions include both the child and parent or primary caregiver.

Goals of CPP Include:

  • Restoring the child's cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning
  • Supporting and strengthening the relationship between a child and his or her caregiver
  • Promoting a sense of security and safety within the child-parent relationship
  • Providing both the child and his or her caregiver with coping skills
  • Addressing contextual factors that may affect the child-parent relationship