What is Child-Parent Relationship Therapy?
As a parent, you might not know how to navigate your role in your child’s behavioral or mental health issues. You want to protect and do the best for your child, but your best intentions may not be exactly what your child needs. Your child’s experience can be difficult for you to understand, and vice versa.
Therefore, you may feel inadequate as a parent, and your child might continue to express their needs and emotions in unhealthy ways.
Child-Parent Relationship Therapy can create, restore and grow the bond between a child and their parents. This evidence-based treatment method promotes healthy attachment and allows you to adequately and appropriately respond to your child’s emotional needs.
What to Expect From Child-Parent Relationship Therapy?
Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, or CPRT is an interactive and fun therapy is that helps parents and children get to know each other better. It is conducted in a casual setting, where parents play with their children and observe their behaviors and interactions.
During the session, our certified CPRT professional will help parents learn skills for:
• Attuning to their children’s emotions
• Identifying underlying needs related to undesirable behavior
• Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries
• Demonstrating respect and empathy for their child
These sessions continue in a group setting for several weeks. Parents will typically learn one new skill each week. They can practice this skill at home to encourage positive interactions and habits.