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Garry Landreth: Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)

February 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am - February 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

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UAPT Special Conference Event

You asked and we delivered!!! Garry Landreth is coming back!!!

Garry Landreth: Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)- An Evidence Based 10 session Filial Therapy Model

Registration begins at 8:00am, conference begins at 8:30 and runs until 4:30 both days.

This two-day workshop will focus on the dynamic relationship facets of training parents to be therapeutic agents in their children’s lives.  Using a format of didactic instruction, demonstration play sessions, required at-home play sessions, and supervision, parents are taught basic child-centered play therapy principles and skills including tracking, responsive listening, reflecting feelings, returning responsibility to children, the ACT model of limit setting, building children’s self-esteem and how to structure weekly 30-minute play sessions with their children using a special kit of selected toys.

This is a practical “how to” workshop that includes training/treatment outlines for the 10 sessions, how to teach child-centered play therapy skills, toys and materials needed, techniques for involving parents in the learning process, balancing training and meeting parents emotional needs, utilizing group dynamics, and facilitative supervision. Demonstrations and video segments of Dr. Landreth’s CPRT parent training sessions clarify the training process.  CPRT’s preventative nature and relatively brief treatment time frame make this treatment model attractive in today’s mental health climate.

Learning objectives:  

Following the workshop, participants should be able to:

1) teach parents listening skills

2) teach parents responding skills

3) teach parents ACT limit setting

4) select appropriate toys for CPRT play sessions

5) structure CPRT parent-child play sessions

6) identify supportive elements needed in parent supervision


Bio. Information:  Garry L. Landreth, LPC, RPT-S, internationally recognized for his writings and work in promoting the development of child-centered play therapy, is a Regents Professor Emeritus and founder of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas.  Dr. Landreth is a frequent speaker at play therapy conferences around the world.  His more than 150 journal articles, books and videos include the 2014 DVD CPRT In Action: Four Couples In A CPRT Group and the 3rd edition of his award-winning book Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship. Dr. Landreth’s other recent books are Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model and an accompanying Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual.  His CPRT Model received the  Best Practices in Parent/Family  Education Award.  Dr. Landreth is Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy (APT).  He received the APT Lifetime Achievement Award, the APT Research Award, and the Virginia Axline Distinguished Professional Award for his work in conceptualizing and advancing the child-centered approach to play therapy.  Dr. Landreth is an Honorary Visiting Research Professor at the University of Roehampton in England.


February 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am
February 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm


Utah Play Therapy Association


The Center for Sandplay and Expressive Arts
871 S Orem Blvd
Orem, UT 84058 United States
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