Training Description

This 2-day in-person intensive training on the application of Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) will be a dynamic and hands-on time together to learn the practice and application of the CPRT 10-session model. Content will include detailed session by session use of the CPRT protocol, intensive applied practice and roleplay, supplemental resources, and clinical considerations for working with specific populations (12 CE hours)

Prerequisite: Prior training and experience in CCPT and completion of 2-day Foundational CPRT workshop conducted by Garry Landreth and/or Sue Bratton. Also, please bring the CPRT Manual and a copy of the therapist notebook with you to the training.


February 23-24, 2024


Friday February 23, 2024: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT 

Saturday February 24, 2024: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT 


Morning break 10:30-10:45, Lunch 12-1, Afternoon break 2:30-2:45



1.       Identify strategies for use and organization of the CPRT Therapist Protocol, Parent Notebook, and Companion Website resources.
2.       Describe the overall focus of content and process for CPRT sessions 1-10.
3.       Practice applying content and process for conducting group CPRT sessions 1-5.
4.       Identify strategies and practice teaching CCPT skills within the context of group CPRT.
5.       Identify strategies and practice supervising parent-child play sessions within the context of group CPRT.
6.       Describe the specific content emphasis for sessions 6-10.
7.       Discuss strategies for maximizing treatment effectiveness.
8.       Discuss considerations for specific populations and presenting issues.
9.       Describe overview of modifications for parents of toddlers and preadolescents.

Meet the Speaker

Sue Bratton, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S is Professor Emerita, University of North Texas, and Director Emerita, UNT Center for Play Therapy with 30 years of experience as a practitioner and researcher. Sue is nationally and internationally known speaker and author with over 90 publications and 300 professional presentations in the areas of play therapy, Child- Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), and Child-Centered Play Therapy.  She is co-author of Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), the CPRT Treatment Manual, and CPRT in Action, a demonstration video illustrating CPRT with adoptive families, as well as three additional contemporary edited texts. Her research agenda is focused on examining the effectiveness of play therapy, CPRT, and school-based counseling services for young children and their families.  Sue is a Past President of the Association for Play Therapy (APT), recipient of the 2016 APT Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007 APT Outstanding Research Award, the 2011 Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Practitioner Supervisor Award, the 2013 ACA Best Practice Award, the 2013 AHC Humanistic Educator/ Supervisor Award, the 2014 ACA Extended Research Award, and several UNT teaching, research and service awards. She is an active social advocate for children at the local, national, and international level, particularly underserved children who have experienced interpersonal trauma. Her career-long passion and record of service is focused on helping children receive the help and nurturing they need to reach their full potential.