Class taught by Dr. Christa Phipps.
Parenting can be hard and seem very lonely. Child-Parent Relationship Training is an interactive group where parents learn how to have a better relationship with their children. Throughout the 9 weeks, parents learn how to communicate with their child, learn discipline techniques, and learn how to slow down and enjoy their child, while having the support of other parents.
Note: One requirement of this group is that each caregiver set up and videotape playtimes. This will be used to assist with the development of parenting skills taught in the group.
1. Teach the parent to relate to the child.
2. To strengthen the parent-child relationship.
3. Help parent be sensitive to their child’s feelings.
4. Learn how to encourage their child’s ability to make decisions, and to take responsibility for actions.
5. Change the perception of their child.
6. Learn the skills needed to facilitate the parent-child relationship.
- Session 1: Training Objectives and Reflective Responding
- Parents are introduced to the basic principles of child rearing and discipline.
- Parents discuss parenting concerns.
- Session 2: Basic Principles for Play Sessions
- Parents are introduced to the basic principles of CPRT.
- Session 3: Parent-Child Play Session Skills and Procedures
- Basic Skills Continued.
- Discipline/Limit setting introduced.
- Session 4: Supervision Format and Limit Setting
- Review the skills parents demonstrated over the week.
- Limit setting skills taught.
- Session 5: Play Session Skills Review
- Reviewing and encouraging parents in using the new skills.
- Processing the experiences.
- Session 6: Supervision and Choice Giving
- Supervision of skills throughout the week.
- Teaching discipline technique: Choice Giving.
Definition of CPRT:
A unique approach used by professionals trained in play therapy to train parents to be therapeutic agents with their own children through a format of didactic instruction, demonstration play sessions, required at-home laboratory play sessions, and supervision in a supportive atmosphere. Parents are taught basic child-centered play therapy principles and skills including reflective listening, recognizing and responding to children’s feelings, therapeutic limit setting, building children’s self-esteem, and structuring required weekly play sessions with their children using a special kit of selected toys. Parents learn how to create a nonjudgmental, understanding, and accepting environment that enhances the parent– child relationship, thus facilitating personal growth and change for child and parent. Landreth, Garry L.; Bratton, Sue C. (2005-11-18). Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model (p. 11). Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition.