Child-Parent Psychotherapy

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Program/Intervention Name

Child-Parent Psychotherapy


Attachment Interventions, Social/emotional functioning, Trauma Treatment

Program/Intervention Description

What: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g. maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The treatment is based in attachment theory but also integrates psychodynamic, developmental, trauma, social learning, and cognitive behavioral theories. How: Weekly 1 to 1.5 hour services are provided in the home, community agency, outpatient clinic, or school for approximately one year.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)


Program Goals/Outcomes

support and strengthen the relationship between a child and caregiver, improve cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 6: General Population

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 2: Supported by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD


University of California, San Francisco

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(415) 206-5312

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)