Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): A Research Based 10-Session Filial Therapy Model (2 Day Training Endorsed By BAPT)

July 29th -30th 2021 (On Campus)

This two day training in the CPRT model developed by Sue C. Bratton & Garry L. Landreth 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-centred  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-centred play therapy skills, toys and materials needed, techniques for involving parents in the learning process, balancing training and meeting parents emotional needs, utilising 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.

Please note: This post-qualifying course is not suitable for students or practitioners with no prior training or familiarity with play therapy. Basic training in play therapy is a prerequisite although not necessarily a completed degree. 

The minimum attendance expectation is 90% for successful completion, and an electronic certificate is e-mailed on course completion. Evidence of qualification status will be required on applying.

This course is now full. For general enquiries please contact

Lisa Gordon Clark
Lisa Gordon Clark, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip. Play Therapy, BAP-reg Play Therapist, Fellow HEA, was until recently a Senior Lecturer on the Play Therapy MA at the University of Roehampton and was the Programme Convener for a decade. For the past 9 years she has also led the annual 20-week Play Therapy Foundation Course and she also co-delivers BAPT-approved trainings in Child Parent Relationship Therapy, a post-qualifying Short Course offered by the Psychology Department. Lisa has her own private Play Therapy practice, PlayFully, based in Wiltshire.



Gillian Catling

Gillian Catling, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, Dip. Play Therapy, Approved Supervisor BAPT and PTUK, completion of Dr Rise Van Fleet’s Filial Therapy model from Dr Virginia Ryan and Geraldine Thomas and CPRT training from Dr Garry Landreth. Her first career was in education, and after qualifying as a Play Therapist at the University of York under Dr Virginia Ryan, worked as a Psychological Therapist in the Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Foundation Trust from 2009-2019. During that time she piloted and subsequently established a rolling programme of CPRT Treatment with groups of parents and carers. She has also conducted and co-authored research with Rosanna Lau, evaluating the outcomes of CPRT groups within the CAMHS setting and published in the British Journal of Play Therapy, Vol.14 (Winter 2019/2020) pp20-32. She currently works independently as a Play Therapist, and as an Approved Clinical Supervisor for BAPT and PTUK in North Norfolk.

Location and booking information


29/7/21 - 30/7/21

Time Registration 9.30 am
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00, Friday 9.00 - 4.00
Duration Two Days

£392 (Includes a copy of the CPRT training manual and access to the accompanying resources website.)

Payment Please complete the application form before paying. For those who have already enquired, the application form will be emailed directly (subject to course place availability.)
Venue Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
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Address Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD