Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Collaboratives


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Dr. Rodriguez of The Self-Care Practice will be holding an 18-month long Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Collaborative in New York City* beginning on October 23rd, 2019.

Final applications are due by Friday, August 9, 2019

Learning Session 1 (3-day)
Core CPP Didactics - October 23 - 25th, 2019

Learning Session 2 (2-day)
Intensive CPP Competency Building Workshop - April, 2020

Learning Session 3 (2-day)
Intensive CPP Competency Building Workshop - October, 2020

*Participants will be notified of venue location in advance of the first learning session.


If Interested

Please first review the training components and eligibility criteria outlined on this page (see below). You may also download and print a fact sheet, that includes training cost details.

Then, please fill out and submit the expression of interest survey.

Next Steps

Dr. Rodriguez will be reviewing expressions of interest submissions and will contact all interested parties.

There will be an additional (free) application to assess organizational and individual readiness to implement CPP. Final applications are due by Friday, August 9, 2019. Acceptance letters will be emailed by Friday, September 6, 2019.

For any questions regarding this training, or to take part in an informational call, please contact Dr. Ana Rodriguez.



About Child-Parent Psychotherapy

CPP is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced traumatic events and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems. 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. cultural norms and socioeconomic and immigration-related stressors). For children exposed to trauma, caregiver and child are guided over the course of treatment to create a joint narrative of the traumatic event and to identify and address trauma triggers that lead to dysregulated affect and behavior.

Therapeutic sessions include the child and parent or primary caregiver. If clinically indicated, treatment may include multiple caregivers and/or siblings with the format of sessions determined jointly with the caregivers after learning about the needs of different family members during the Foundational Phase of treatment.  

CPP is listed on the SAMHSA National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices. For information about the research on CPP, including the five randomized trials conducted on the model, please see the Child-Parent Psychotherapy Research Summary.


Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative Objectives

Video courtesy of Child-Parent Psychotherapy

  • Through an 18-month long training, participants will gain core CPP knowledge and competencies to enable them to adopt CPP

  • Participating agencies will increase their capacity to provide an evidence-based trauma treatment for children in the birth to six age range

Training Overview and Optional Components


The Learning Collaborative model is the dissemination strategy used by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to support uptake of best practices. What sets an LC apart from traditional training is the intensive focus on learning-by doing. An LC includes in-person trainings or “learning sessions”, intensive consultation, and peer-to-peer learning within and across organizations. This training meets criteria for an Implementation-Level CPP Course. Participants who complete training will be eligible for the roster of trained CPP clinicians.

Please ensure that your agency leadership and all members of your team who might be part of the training are aware of the core components and minimum training requirements for a CPP Implementation Level Course.

They will also be completing the CPP Training Contract and should review it.


Training Components Include:

  • Reading the CPP manuals (see training materials below)

  • Three face-to-face learning sessions

    • Learning Session 1: 3-day Core CPP Didactics

    • Learning Session 2: 2-day Intensive CPP Competency Building Workshop

    • Learning Session 3: 2-day Intensive CPP Competency Building Workshop

  • Conducting CPP with families (see video for specifics)

  • Twice monthly phone or video case-based consultation for 18-months conducted by an endorsed CPP consultant, with each participant presenting their work twice

  • Agency-based CPP reflective supervision. Reflective supervision provides the supervisee and supervisor with an opportunity to think about the family, the CPP model, the emotional content of the work, the supervisee’s emotional reactions, the case conceptualization, specific interventions the supervisee did and might do in the future, new skills and knowledge the supervisee.

  • This can take place either individually or in groups, with meetings occurring ideally on a weekly basis and at a minimum 2x per month (on weeks when there is no consultation call).

  • Completion of CPP fidelity instruments and evaluation tools

  • Optional: Supervisor call to discuss CPP supervision

  • Optional: Calls with senior leaders to discuss CPP implementation issues. Senior leaders are those individuals within an organization with the capacity to effect agency-level changes that may be needed to align agency and CPP practices and policies.


CPP Sustainability

The CPP Agency Mentorship Program (C.A.M.P.) model is a sustainability model that enables an agency with a team of supervisory staff certified in CPP to sustain CPP. Through an 18-month long process, agency teams are mentored to train and supervise staff within the agency to fidelity. 

At this time, there is limited capacity to mentor C.A.M.P. sites. Currently training is being arranged primarily with state or large system entities to support the sustainability of CPP within large systems of care that have made significant investments in CPP.

Watch the videos and read our materials to find out more.


Video courtesy of Child-Parent Psychotherapy

  • Individuals who complete an Implementation-Level CPP training are eligible to be listed on the CPP roster.

  • The CPP Roster is maintained by the Child Trauma Research Program, the development site for CPP. 

Training Materials

Participants are required to have access to the required materials during the 18-month training period. It is preferable if they can read the manual prior to beginning training. During training, CPP trainers provide participants with electronic links to training handouts and to other free CPP materials, including the fidelity instruments and evaluation tools.

Training Time

Participating sites should budget time for the following activities:

  • Reading the manuals

  • Participation in 7 face-to-face days of training

  • Participation in twice monthly case consultation calls

  • Presenting on at least two consultation calls (including time to complete a write up)

  • Participation in reflective CPP supervision, ideally weekly but at a minimum twice a month

  • Completion of clinical measures, fidelity forms, and evaluation of the training

  • Providing CPP services

CPP Learning Collaborative Documents 

1. NYC CPP Learning Collaborative Oct. 2019 - Fact Sheet
A downloadable and printable overview fact sheet, including cost of the program and application dates.

2. CPP Training Agreement
Outlines the minimum training requirements for a CPP Learning Collaborative. This agreement is typically signed prior to beginning the LC to ensure that each participant is aware of the minimum requirement for being eligible for the CPP roster. 

Certified CPP Trainer: Dr. Ana M. Rodriguez

Dr. Rodriguez has worked with various agencies as a nationally certified trainer in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) since 2011.  She is also a master trainer in Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) with the Yale Child Study Center.  Previously Dr. Rodriguez was the Clinical Director of the Safe Horizon Counseling Center, the only New York State licensed mental health clinic focusing exclusively on trauma-focused treatment for survivors of abuse across the lifespan. 

See Dr. Rodriguez’s full bio here.


Testimonials for Dr. Rodriguez from CPP Trainees: