Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Training

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Training

An 18-month intensive training program to enable clinicians in Nebraska and other states to work with caregivers and children ages 0 to 5 who have experienced trauma, loss, or disruptions in attachment.

Does this sound like you?

"I feel uncomfortable seeing children this young. I want an evidence-based modality for young children."

"I wish I knew what to do in a session with children ages 0 to 5 who have experienced trauma, loss, or ruptures within the caregiving relationship."

"I want to learn a treatment modality that shows me how to work with young children and their caregivers together."

You are not alone. In our Nebraska CPP Training Program, you will learn how to work with children who have experienced trauma. You will be well supported during the training program. You will not only learn theories, but also get to practice providing CPP under the guidance of a State CPP trainer.

What You'll Learn in this Training

  • Trauma-informed approach and evidence-based approach
  • How to carry out an infant and early childhood assessment
  • How to work with the primary caregiver to meet the child's needs
  • How to develop a treatment plan incorporating the child's experiences and symptoms
  • How to implement developmentally appropriate interventions


  • Clinicians licensed in the state of Nebraska: $1,000
  • Clinicians licensed in any other state: $3,000

The costs of this training include all the components. Applicants will be responsible for purchasing their own materials and paying for travel expenses.


The minimum requirement to be considered for CPP training is a license to practice mental health and CPP supervision/consultation. Provisional licenses are also acceptable.

Next CPP Training Cohort

The application for CPP Training is currently closed. Please join the waitlist to be notified when applications will open next.

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How Does CPP Training Work?

This is an 18-month intensive training program. All components are mandatory.


  1. Attend live/recorded PreWork session prior to starting training
  2. Complete CPP PreWork – videos, CPP Manuals, articles

3 Learning Sessions

(offered 6 months apart)

  • Learning Session 1
    Core CPP didactics.
    3 days, 18 hours minimum
  • Learning Session 2
    Case-based CPP competency building intensive
    2 days, 12 hours minimum
  • Learning Session 3
    Case-based CPP competency building intensive
    2 days, 12 hours minimum

Provide CPP in Practice

Provide CPP to children under age 6 who have experienced at least one traumatic event in the 18-month period.

  • Clinician participants: 4 CPP cases
  • Supervisor participants: 2 CPP cases

Video consultation calls with a CPP Trainer

Twice-monthly. Attend a minimum of 23 consult calls during the 18-month period.

CPP Case Presentation

Present at least two CPP cases during CPP consultation calls.

Reflective CPP Supervision

Participate in weekly reflective CPP supervision.

Fidelity Monitoring

Complete and submit fidelity measures on your cases.

After Training Ends

You will be rostered on the Nebraska CPP Directory and the UCSF national roster when you complete the training.

Consider seeing young children ages 0 to 5

Children ages 0 to 5 need more support because they are developmentally impacted by adverse reactions and require the support of a caregiver and healthy attachment.

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What Our CPP Trainees Say

of our CPP training participants believe CPP is beneficial for their clients.

are confident in their ability to provide CPP.

of CPP training participants are satisfied with the support they receive from NRPVYC.

Meet Our CPP Trainers

Nebraska trainer
Dr. Paula Ray, PsyD
Nebraska trainer
National Trainer

CPP Training Informational Webinar

A free webinar to learn about our 18-month CPP training process and how you will provide this evidence-based practice in your work. This webinar intended for those who have a license to practice mental health. 

There are currently no upcoming CPP Training Informational webinars. Please check back or join our email list to be notified.

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