What is Child Parent Psychotherapy?
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.
What to Expect.
During the session, depending on the age of the child, different approaches are taken. With infants, treatment is focused on helping the parent to understand how the child’s and parent’s experience may affect the child’s functioning and development. With older children, the child is a more active participant in treatment, and play is used as a method of facilitating communication between the child and parent.
How it Helps.
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 cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning. Treatment also focuses on contextual factors that may affect the caregiver-child relationship
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