Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative

Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative

NFI VT, Easterseals VT, and Howard Center are pleased to sponsor a Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative.

This training is currently on hold. For updated information, please check back soon, or reach out to us here. Thank you!

If you are interested in this evidence-based model of parent and child treatment for trauma-related challenges, please review the VT LC 2020 Overview PDF. Then complete the expression of interest survey to indicate your interest and to acknowledge that you have reviewed and are able to engage in all the training components and that you believe your team members meet eligibility criteria.

Expression of Interest Survey:
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Child-Parent Psychotherapy

CPP is an intervention model for children aged birth to six who have experienced traumatic events and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems. A central goal is to support and strengthen the caregiver-child relationship as a vehicle for restoring and protecting the child’s mental health. Treatment also focuses on contextual factors that may affect the caregiver-child relationship (e.g. cultural norms and socioeconomic and immigration-related stressors). For children exposed to trauma, caregiver and child are guided over the course of treatment to create a joint narrative of the traumatic event and to identify and address trauma triggers that lead to dysregulated affect and behavior.

Therapeutic sessions include the child and parent or primary caregiver. If clinically indicated, treatment may include multiple caregivers and/or siblings with the format of sessions determined jointly with the caregivers after learning about the needs of different family members during the Foundational Phase of treatment.

For information about the research on CPP, including the five randomized trials conducted on the model, please visit the Child-Parent Psychotherapy website:

For more information about CPP services at the Family Center, click here.


Phone: (802) 951-0450
Fax: (802) 652-2008
45 San Remo Drive, South Burlington, VT, 05403