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

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual
An Evidence-Based 10-Session Filial Therapy Model

ISBN 9781138688940
Published September 6, 2019 by Routledge
210 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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). The second edition is updated to include four new CPRT treatment protocols and parent notebooks adapted for specific populations: parents of toddlers, parents of preadolescents, adoptive families, and the teacher/student relationship, along with the revised original CPRT protocol and parent notebook for ages 3−10.

This manual provides the CPRT/filial therapist a comprehensive framework for conducting CPRT. Included are detailed outlines, teaching aides, activities, and resources for each of the 10 sessions. The manual is divided into two major sections, Therapist Protocol and Parent Notebook, and contains a comprehensive CPRT Training Resources section along with an index to the accompanying Companion Website. 

The accompanying Companion Website contains all necessary and supplemental training materials in a format that allows for ease of reproduction and enhanced usability including the following:

  • CPRT ProtocolAges 3 to 10 and Parent Notebook
  • Toddler Adapted CPRT Protocol and Parent Notebook
  • Preadolescent Adapted CPRT Protocol and Parent Notebook
  • Adoptive Families Adapted CPRT Protocol and Parent Notebook
  • Teacher/Student Adapted Protocol and Teacher Notebook
  • Therapist Study Guide
  • Training Resources, Teaching Aides and Supplemental Materials
  • Marketing Materials
  • Assessments

Drawing on their extensive experience as professional play therapists and filial therapists, Bratton and Landreth apply the principles of CCPT and CPRT in this easy-to-follow protocol for practitioners to successfully implement the evidence-based CPRT model. By using this manual and the accompanying Companion Website 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.

Table of Contents

    1. Getting Started: Overview of the CPRT Treatment Manual  2. CPRT Ages 1–10 Therapist Protocol: Treatment Outlines and Handouts for Sessions 1–10  3. CPRT Toddler Model  4. CPRT Preadolescent Model  5. CPRT  Adoptive Families Model  6. CPRT Teacher Model: Child-Teacher Relationship Training  7. C-P-R Training—Ages 1–10 Parent Notebook: Parent Handouts, Notes, and 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 Website

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    Sue C. Bratton, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, is professor emerita, department of counseling and higher education, and director emerita, 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.


    “This is a must-have companion to the CPRT book. Like the book, this is a true second edition, not only updated, but vastly expanded to work with new populations. This manual provides four new Therapist Protocols and accompanying Parent Notebooks. Experts with each population provide all resources needed to expand working with younger and older children, adoptive families, and teachers. Given the profound research support for CPRT, this new edition provides the filial/CPRT therapist with the tools to forever impact families and classrooms!”

    —Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, distinguished professor emerita, Texas State University and director emerita, Association for Play Therapy


    “The expanded CPRT manual provides child therapists with detailed curriculum to understand and actively use play therapy concepts and skills to improve child-parent relationships and children’s emotional and behavioral areas of concern. Bratton and Landreth offer a clear, understandable treatment plan to address the complexity of child-parent relationships, along with providing demonstrable steps to applying the approach. Four new protocols address the unique needs of parents of toddlers and preadolescents, adoptive families, and systemic partners. Child therapists will find this manual to be a valuable tool in their work with parents.”

    Dee C. Ray, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, distinguished teaching professor and director of the Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas


    “CPRT has been empirically demonstrated to improve child-parent relationships and child behaviors. The expanded treatment manual provides the essentials needed for therapists to implement the program successfully with parents of toddlers through preadolescents and other special populations. The notebook for parents expands on the principles, allowing parents to apply them to home situations. The additional resources included in the treatment manual enable users to experience the full value of CPRT.”

    —Louise Guerney, PhD, RPT-S, professor emerita at Penn State University, co-developer of Filial Therapy, and faculty member of the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE)