"What is CPRT?
Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) is an evidence-based parent-training designed to help children aged 3 to 8 who are experiencing a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. This training teaches parents how to use play therapeutically so that the communication between parent and child is improved and their relationship is enhanced.
How CPRT Can Help You and Your Child
When children experience a play relationship in which they feel accepted, understood, and cared for, they play out many of their problems and, in the process, release tension and anxiety. When your child feels better about themselves, they behave in more self-enhancing, and less self-defeating ways.
When to Consider CPRT
You should consider CPRT if you:
Feel like you have lost control as a parent
Find yourself yelling at your child often
Feel you have lost touch with your child
Do not feel as close as you would like
Feel frustrated at your lack of results
Say or do things that you later regret
How CPRT Works
CPRT creates a supportive group environment where parents learn how to respond more effectively to their children"s emotional and behavioral needs. In CPRT parents are taught specific skills to help them tune in to and respond to their child"s underlying needs. In CPRT parents also learn how to effectively limit their child"s misbehavior."
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