James Madison University

19th Annual VAPT Conference

Come Play With Us

Child Parent Relationship Training: An Evidence-Based Filial Play Therapy Model

Presented by
Sue Bratton, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S

A two-day workshop
Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th, 2015
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

James Madison University
Festival Conference & Student Center
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


Book CoverCome learn Child-Parent Relationship Therapy with author Dr. Sue Bratton!  Dr. Bratton will help participants learn the effectiveness of this evidence-based intervention through case examples and experiential workshop activities.
This dynamic, interactive 2-day training (12 hours) will help fulfill the first level of requirements towards certification as a CPRT Practitioner-Therapist. 

Dr. Bratton is a teacher, clinician, supervisor, and trainer of play therapy.  She is a leading author and researcher in the field of play and filial therapy.  With Garry Landreth, she developed a filial play therapy model to enhance child-parent relationships, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). Drs. Bratton and Landreth authored a comprehensive book and treatment manual. With 36 controlled outcome studies, 19 of which are randomized controlled studies, CPRT is recognized as an evidence-based approach for working with foster/adoptive families and as the parent-child intervention with the most robust empirical support.

The workshop is designed to be of interest to beginning, intermediate and advanced child, adolescent, and family therapists of all theoretical orientations.  Participants should have previous training or experience in Child-Centered Play Therapy. 

Book CoverThe workshop is co-sponsored by the Virginia Association for Play Therapy and the Institute for Continuing Education.
We hope you can join us!


Play Therapy Short Videos to Inform and Inspire

Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy by which licensed mental health professionals use play-based models and techniques to better communicate with and help clients, especially children, achieve optimal mental health.

VIEW and SHARE the ANDREW video!
View and share the link to an amusing 75-second Andrew video showing how play and play therapy is used to help children share what is important in their emotional worlds.
Be sure to share the Andrew video via social media with your family, friends, and others during
National Play Therapy Week!

Learn more about the rationale for and applications of play therapy by viewing Play Therapy Works! a three-minute video presentation on play therapy.

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