What is CPRT?
CPRT stands for Child Parent Relationship Therapy. In this class, you as a parent will learn valuable skills used by the play therapist in order to build a better relationship with your child. Through the understanding of how to conduct a mini play session with your child at home, you will be able to assist your child and strengthen the most important relationship in your child’s life. You will learn the skills necessary to make this a special time of bonding between you and your child, including limit-setting, being with, and encouragement. CPRT puts you on the path to bring healing in your child’s life and develop a bond that will last.
Join us for a ten week CPRT class where you will learn skills essential to building a health and deeper relationship with your child. With the support of myself and other parents in the class, you will learn to use play therapy skills at home in order to prioritize your relationship with your child. We will be going through the CPRT manual by Garry Landreth and “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” by Adele Faber.
Should you take this class?
The short answer, if you are a parent, then YES. But more specifically, if you are struggling to connect with your child or your child is going through a difficult transition in life, both you and child could greatly benefit from this class. Through the course of this class, you will be conducting play sessions at home with you child and will receive feedback from me and other parents in the class. You will also be provided with all the materials in the workbook to assist you through this time.
You may be thinking, “How in world am I supposed to fit a 1.5 hour class, a 20 minutes play session, and reading for 10 weeks into my already busy schedule?” And my question is, “How can you not?” You are the most important person in the life of your child. And taking this class, learning how to strengthen that relationship is one of the most valuable things you can do for your child and for yourself. So do both yourself, your child, and your whole family a favor and sign-up for one these classes. You can join us for one of these classes every Wednesday from June 5 to August 14 at 10:30am-12:00pm or 6:00pm-7:30pm. You can sign-up by contacting the office at 817-723-1210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By: Kelsey Poskey, LPC-Intern at Compassion Counseling
Supervised by: Chris Covington, LPC-S