Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual: An Evidence Based 10-Session Filial Therapy Model for Training Parents, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual

An Evidence Based 10-Session Filial Therapy Model for Training Parents, 2nd Edition

By Sue C. Bratton, Garry L. Landreth


280 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-04-16
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This newly expanded and revised edition of the Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual is the essential companion to the second edition of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). This manual provides the CPRT/filial therapist a comprehensive framework for conducting CPRT including detailed guidelines, teaching aides, activities, and supplemental resources for each of the ten sessions. The manual is split into three major sections: Therapist Protocol, Parent Notebook, and Training Resources. This second edition is updated to include 4 new CPRT treatment protocols adapted for specific populations: parents of toddlers, parents of preadolescents, adoptive families, and the teacher/student relationship.

The expanded E-Resource section contains all necessary and supplemental training materials in a format that allows for ease of reproduction and enhanced usability including the following:

• Therapist Protocols

    • Traditional CPRT Protocol-ages 3 to 10
    • Toddler Adapted CPRT Protocol
    • Preadolescent Adapted CPRT Protocol
    • Adoptive Family CPRT Protocol
    • Teacher/Student Adapted Protocol

• Therapist Study Guide

• Parent Notebook

• Training Resources, Teaching Aides and Supplemental Materials

• Marketing Materials

• Assessments

As professional play therapists and filial therapists with vast experience applying the principles of Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) as clinicians, teachers and researchers, Bratton and Landreth provide an easy-to-follow guide for practitioners to successfully apply the evidence-based CPRT model. By using this manual and the accompanying E-Resource in conjunction with the CPRT text, filial therapists will have a complete package for training parents in CCPT skills to act as therapeutic agents with their own children.


"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

1. Getting Started: Overview of Content and Helpful Hints for Conducting CPRT 2. CPRT Therapist Protocol: Treatment Outlines & Handouts for Sessions 1–10 – (Original Model for Ages 3-10) 3. CPRT – Toddler Model 4. CPRT – Pre-Adolescent Model 5. CPRT – Adoptive Families 6. CPRT – Teacher Model: CTRT 7. Parent Notebook: Handouts, Notes, & Homework for Session 1-10 8. CPRT Training Resources 9. Appendices – Contains all required and supplemental resources to conduct CPRT, as well as a Study Guide to assist in preparation 10. Contents of Companion eResource

About the Authors

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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent