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Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual


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Introduction: Using the CPRT Treatment Manual. Part I: Therapist Notebook. Treatment Outlines and Handouts for Sessions 1-10. Part II: Study Guide. Part III: Parent Notebook. Handouts, Notes, and Homework for Sessions 1-10. Part IV: CPRT Training Resources. Part V: Appendices. Part VI: CD-Rom Contents.

About the Author

Sue C. Bratton, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S is Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Development and Higher Education at the University of North Texas and the Director of the Center for Play Therapy. She is a past President of the Association for Play Therapy. Garry L. Landreth, Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S is a Regents Professor in the Department of Counseling, Development and Higher Education at the University of North Texas. He is the Founder of the Center for Play Therapy and Director Emeritus of the Association for Play therapy. He is also the author of Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, Second Edition and several other books on the topic. Theresa Kellam, Ph.D. is in private practice in individual, couples, and family counseling in Arlington, Texas, and is an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College. She has worked as a filial therapy program director and primary researcher at the Child and Family Guidance Center in Dallas, Texas. Sandra R. Blackard, M.A. is an independent consultant in communication and training. She has previously designed and self-published a series of training manuals for parent-child communication courses, "Language of Listening."


"If you want to use this well established program, you will want to have this manual to guide you. It provides everything that the therapist and parent need to know to carry out their respective CPRT roles effectively." - Louise Guerney, Director of Play and Filial Family Training, National Institute of Relationship Enhancement, Maryland, USA "The detailed Therapist and Parents Notebooks allow the therapist easy implementation of the treatment protocol. The parent handouts are specific and clear. The CD-Rom provides the therapist quick access to professional quality materials. This manual and the text provide the play therapy field with a thorough and detailed CPRT protocol. The field and those we serve are richer for it." - Linda E. Homeyer, Associate Professor of Professional Counseling at Texas State University, San Marcos, USA "The authors present all information for therapists clearly, thoroughly, and in a well-organized manner. In addition, the detailed study guide section offers metaphors to enliven material, encouragement to model skills that are taught, guidance for optimizing group dynamics within sessions, and ways to display empathy toward parents. Another major asset of the CPRT Treatment Manual is the amount and quality of the material for distribution to parents. These attactively designed materials are written in accessible language for parents, share the rationale behind the techniques, and present skills in a gradual and structured fashion to ease implementation. In sum, those clinicians who have experience with filial therapy and those who want to use this treatment approach will find this treatment manual to be extremely helpful. The authors are well-regarded experts in this area; they adeptly share their scholarly knowledge and clinical wisdon in this accessible and practical book." - Steven A. Meyers, PsycCritiques, Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

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