Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) has been rated by the CEBC in the areas of: Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence: Services for Women and their Children, Infant and Toddler Mental Health (Birth to 3) and Trauma Treatment (Child & Adolescent).
CPP is a treatment for trauma-exposed children aged 0-5. Typically, the child is seen with his or her primary caregiver, and the dyad is the unit of treatment. CPP examines how the trauma and the caregivers’ relational history affect the caregiver-child relationship and the child’s developmental trajectory. 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., culture and socioeconomic and immigration related stressors). Targets of the intervention include caregivers’ and children’s maladaptive representations of themselves and each other and interactions and behaviors that interfere with the child’s mental health. Over the course of treatment, caregiver and child are guided to create a joint narrative of the psychological traumatic event and identify and address traumatic triggers that generate dysregulated behaviors and affect.
Goals of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP):
Please check in the Brief Description section above for the program's goals. If they are not there, the program's representative has not provided these since we began requesting them in Fall 2010.
Target Population: Children age 0-5, who have experienced a trauma, and their caregivers.
For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 5
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 5
- Name: Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD
- Agency/Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco
- Department: Child Trauma Research Program
- Email: Chandra.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (415) 206-5312
- Fax: (415) 206-5328
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2012
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2006
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2006