Research at CTRP

Research is a central part of CTRP's mission, and our program has conducted numerous studies examining the effect of trauma on young children and families in a multi-ethnic urban setting. One of the original sites of the five randomized controlled trials validating the efficacy of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), CTRP continues to evaluate its effectiveness in the young children and families who seek treatment at our program. Current research questions include investigating the effectiveness of community-based intervention, life-course adversity and perinatal health, and the biological embedding of early life experience.


Current Studies

CTRP-Core Study

The Core Study at CTRP includes all families who seek or are referred for treatment at our SFGH location and includes multiple clinical domains: caregiver and child functioning, stressful life events, executive function and school-readiness. Led by Dr. Alicia Lieberman and Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen, the Core study draws heavily from theoretically-informed, foundational clinical assessment in the CPP model.

Community Mental Health Initiative

CTRP's Tipping Point Community Mental Health Initiative invites participants to participate in research examining adult and child traumatic experiences, well-being, and the effectiveness of treatment services at our partner sites across San Francisco.