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Special Events and Conferences

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

Autumn 2020

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. Evidence of qualification status will be required on booking.

Please complete the application form here and e-mail to: lisa.gordon-clark@roehampton.ac.uk 

Lisa Gordon Clark, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip. Play Therapy, BAP-reg Play Therapist, Fellow HEA, has been the Programme Convener for the Play Therapy MA at University of Roehampton for the last nine years. She has completed CPRT training from both authors of the manual: Dr Sue Bratton (2006) & Dr Garry Landreth (2014) and has been given approval by Dr Landreth to deliver this 2 day training at Roehampton. She co-delivered one of the first CPRT programmes to be offered to parents in the UK back in 2008-9.


Trudi Cowper is a Play Therapist who trained at the University of Roehampton and delivered over 30 CPRT courses in Cardiff.Trudi attended Garry Landreth’s CPRT training at the Child Centre for Mental Health in London in 2011. She has also been a lecturer on the Play Therapy MSc at USW and now works in Ecotherapy.



Location and booking information


Autumn 2020

Time Registration 9.30 
Friday 10:00 - 17:00, Saturday 9.00 - 4.00
Duration Two Days
Price £372 (This includes the CPRT manual, & tea/coffee. Lunch will need to be purchased separately).
Payment Please complete the application form before paying. (You can book your place on the university eStore if your application is successful).
Venue Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
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Address Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

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Relational Depth

with Mick Cooper

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Capoeira and Body Politics

Date to be confirmed for 2020

An opportunity for Capoeira practitioners and dancers; explore how gender, sexuality, age, ability and cultural background impact our physicality, our movement relationships and, our experiences of power.

Beatrice Allegranti will draw from her experience and research in Capoeria, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Femanism and Neuroscience to facilitate a safe and reflective space to challenge our own and each other's embodied assumptions, biases and prejudices.

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