Child-Parent Relationship Therapy

What is Child-Parent Relationship Therapy?

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy is based on the belief that the relationship between caregiver and child is deep and authentic, and as such, is the perfect conduit for therapy. By teaching caregivers through didactic instruction, demonstrations of play sessions and supervision, a trained play therapist teaches caregivers how to be therapeutic agents in the home. CPRT targets the child-caregiver relationship in order to increase communication, positive child-caregiver interactions and enjoyment of being a parent.

CPRT is a two-pronged approach. For caregivers, CPRT helps you gain a deeper understanding and acceptance of your children. Caregivers learn to effectively communicate, regain control as a parent, help children develop self-control, and effectively discipline and set limits. In CPRT, you will develop basic child-centered play therapy principles and skills including but not limited to: reflective listening, responding to children’s feelings, therapeutic limit setting, building children’s self-esteem, and how to structure weekly sessions with your children using specifically selected toys.  For children, CPRT helps to trust, connect, learn and respect boundaries, and accept limits.

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For more info, contact The Carruth Center at or 713.935.9088.