Training Opportunity for Qualified Clinicians – Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) July 16-18, 2018

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Training Opportunity for Qualified Clinicians

Beginning July 16-18, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL

Location: Jewish Family & Community Services
8540 Baycenter Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based intervention designed for working with infants, toddlers, and young children and their parents and caregivers who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g., maltreatment, including physical and neglect, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and, as a result, are experiencing behavior, attachment, and/or mental health problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  CPP is rated by the California’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse as an evidence-based intervention with a “high” relevance rating for children ages 0-5 in the child welfare system and is a predominate intervention in “baby courts.”  The primary goal of CPP is to support and strengthen the relationship between a child and his or her parents/guardians/ caregivers as a vehicle for restoring the child’s sense of safety, attachment, and appropriate affect and improving the child’s cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning.

Jewish Family & Community Services, Duval Early Childhood Court and FSU Harris Infant Mental Health Institute will be sponsoring this training as an opportunity for qualified providers to become trained and rostered CPP Therapists.  The training location will be Jewish Family & Community Services, 8540 Baycenter Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

The faculty include:

Mindy Kronenberg, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, Memphis, Tennessee

Amy Dickson, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, Director of the Orleans Parish Infant Team

Training: Training consists of a total of 7 face-to-face trainings spread over 18 months.   It begins with an initial three-day training session; followed by two phone consultation calls per month over the 18 months, and two additional two-day follow up training sessions at 6-month intervals. This elongated training seeks to build skills and competencies over time through a combination of face-to-face training; on-going cases with feedback from case conferences and reflective supervision; and data collection to ensure fidelity to the CPP model.

In order to become a trained and rostered CPP Therapist, providers must meet all requirements including:

1) Complete readings including two CPP manuals;

2) Participating in three in-person trainings (the first is 3 days and the second and third are 2 days);

3) Participating in 18 months of hour long training and phone consultations held twice monthly;

4) Providing CPP treatment for a minimum of 4 cases, one of which has to complete at least 11 sessions;

5) Presenting two of the cases on consultation calls or during the in-person training;

6) Attending weekly reflective supervision or consultation specific to CPP;

7) Complete monthly fidelity measures;

Provider Qualifications: In order to be selected to participate, a provider must be a Licensed or licensable – Psychologist, Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In special circumstances, an unlicensed provider may be considered if his/her supervisor also fully participates in the training. All clinicians should participate in weekly supervision with their supervisors.  Clinicians are required, if at all possible, to videotape the relationship-based evaluation and CPP sessions for discussion during the 2nd and 3rd 2-day training sessions.

Provider Selection: CPP providers who are part of organizational teams are most successful in receiving the supervision and supports necessary for on-going CPP intervention which is why applicants must be part of an organizational team.  If you are a sole practitioner, you can create a peer team or align with a local agency.   Selection will be based on provider qualifications, willingness to commit to all of the required trainings and consultation calls, willingness to accept referrals to serve the 0-6 population, etc. Priority will be given to clinicians serving Florida’s Early Childhood Courts.

The one-page application is due June 1st. Trainees will be notified of acceptance by June 15th.   Trainees will be responsible for tuition, payable by June 27th.  If tuition is not received by this date you will lose your slot. Tuition does not include travel costs.  Tuition for the 18-month training will be $2500 per person which includes required books.

Initial Training:
Dates: July 16-18, 2018 (3 days)
Times: TBA
Location:  Jewish Family & Community Services, 8540 Baycenter Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Training 2: January 31-February 1, 2019 (2 days)
Location:  Jewish Family & Community Services, 8540 Baycenter Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Training 3: August/September 2019 (2 days)
Location:  TBA

CPP Registration Application


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