Child-Parent Psychotherapy

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Initial training May 14-17,
Day 1:
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Day 2:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Day 3:
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Day 4:
Friday, May 17, 2019
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Location Name
To Be Determined
United States
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Denali Family Services
to be determined

Training Overview Description

In response to a growing need for early childhood mental health services, a multi-agency partnership is bringing CPP training to Alaska with the goal of training 30 clinicians in this nationally recognized, evidence-based practice.

About CPP

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The treatment is based in attachment theory but also integrates psychodynamic, developmental, trauma, social learning, and cognitive behavioral theories.

Therapeutic sessions include the child and parent or primary caregiver. The primary goal of CPP is to support and strengthen the relationship between a child and his or her caregiver as a vehicle for restoring the child’s sense of safety, attachment, and appropriate affect and improving the child’s cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning.

Training Details

Dates: Successful applicants will participate in a 18 month training process that includes:

  • Initial 1-day introduction and 3-day workshop May 14th-17th, 2019
  • Two 2-day booster sessions (held six months apart, after the initial workshop)
  • Case consultation in person or via telephone (2 times a month for 18 months)

Location: Wasilla, AK (venue TBA)

Cost: $1,000 per clinician (scholarships available).

Participant Requirements

Participation will be limited to practicing mental health clinicians who are either licensed or actively pursuing licensure. Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Applicants must be currently working with at least four early childhood clients suitable for CPP or have the ability to do so during the course of the training.

CPP is designed for implementation in an agency setting; however, private practitioners working with infant and early childhood populations are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.

Agency applicants are encouraged to form CPP teams, consisting of 1-3 clinicians who will participate in the training cohort, along with a clinical supervisor and program administrator who will participate in the initial didactic training and provide support to the clinical team throughout the training process. It is important to note that each individual clinician from an agency wishing to complete the training must fill out an individual application and be accepted into the cohort.

Event-specific Details

General, registration and scholarship information can be found on the Denali Family Services website.

Adolescent Health
Behavioral Health / Mental Health
Infant Health
Maternal and Child Health
Workforce Development
Behavioral Health Aide
Family & Marriage Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Social Worker
Village Counselor
Case Manager/Care Coordinator
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Attendant
Individual Support Worker
NP - Family Practice
Family Caregiver
Other Not listed