Child-Parent Psychotherapy Training

The Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health thanks the Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services for funding this project.

What is Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)?

Click here for the Child-Parent Psychotherapy Overview document.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g. maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The type of trauma experienced and the child's age or developmental stage determine the structure of CPP sessions. For example, with infants, the child is present but treatment focuses on helping the parent to understand how the child's and parent's experience may affect the child's functioning and development. Toddlers and preschoolers are more active participants in treatment, which usually includes play as a vehicle for facilitating communication between the child and parent. (Read more at

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Readiness to Implement CPP Agency Self Study: ReadinessToImplementCPP-12.2020.pdf