Professional Trainings

Child-Parent Psychotherapy 

Training in child-parent psychotherapy at the Child Trauma Research Program occurs through a number of different models, described below.                                

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Learning Collaboratives

  • Child-parent psychotherapy is disseminated through the Learning Collaborative (LC) model of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN;
  • Typically, LCs involve clinicians who are part of NCTSN member centers, but efforts are also made to accommodate clinicians from community agencies.
  • Agencies are selected through an application process that includes demonstrating organizational readiness to implement the practice.
  • Participating organizations assemble a team to participate in the LC that includes a senior leader, one or more supervisors, and clinicians. This approach helps the practice take root and grow in the agency.
  • Participating organizations agree to collect metrics and other outcome data.
  • Training involves three learning sessions held over the course of one year and telephone-based case consultation held twice a month for 1 1/2 years. Learning sessions are hosted by centers participating in the LC, and take place at locations throughout the United States.
  • Cost: Training is provided free of charge. However, participants or their sponsoring agencies must pay for travel to the learning sessions.
  • More information about NCTSN Learning Collaboratives can be found at the NCTSN website or by contacting Nick Tise ([email protected]), the managing director of training and implementation at the NCTSN.


Learn More

Contact: Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D.

Phone: 628-206-5312

Email: [email protected]

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Perinatal Child-Parent Psychotherapy


Perinatal Child-Parent Psychotherapy (P-CPP) is an application of the Child-Parent Psychotherapy to the perinatal period, for expecting parents who have experienced trauma or significant stress.

The Child Trauma Research Program is currently increasing our internal infrastructure capacity and developing a dissemination strategy for Perinatal Child-Parent Psychotherapy (P-CPP) that consists of a phased training roll out.  We will pilot the P-CPP Learning Collaborative with a small number of targeted systems to inform the development and refinement of the P-CPP training toolkit.  This toolkit will allow for wider dissemination across all interested regional and statewide large or small systems, programs, and agencies. 


There will be two P-CPP Learning Collaborative training tracks:

1)    12-month P-CPP Learning Collaborative – For CPP Rostered Clinicians

2)    18-month P-CPP Learning Collaborative – For Non-CPP Rostered Clinicians


Dissemination Pilot:

Phase 1 - Pilot 12 month Learning Collaborative Model for CPP Rostered Clinicians 

Phase 2 - Pilot 18 month Learning Collaborative Model for Non-CPP Rostered Clinicians


At this time, there are no open trainingsWe are currently embarking on Phase 1 with already identified partners and recruitment for the pilot Learning Collaboratives are closed. We will post updates as we progress and be sure to announce any future opportunities that will be made available for the wider community to participate in.  

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If you are an agency, program, or system that would like to express interest in future P-CPP Training please complete this survey: P-CPP Training Interest



Attachment Vitamins 

The Attachment Vitamins program is a group intervention designed to provide caregivers with knowledge about early childhood development and the effects of toxic stress and trauma in order to help them attune to their child’s needs, set parenting goals, strengthen the parent-child relationship, and understand and respond to challenging behaviors. The group is highly interactive and it encourages caregivers to engage in a process of active reflection on their relationship with their children and on their own experiences while growing up. In addition, AV participation promotes engagement with mental health services for families that would benefit from them.

Learn More

Contact: Ann Chu, Ph.D.

Phone: 628-206-8531

Email: [email protected]