Child and Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) is completed over a twelve-week period. The CPRT model is related to the Filial Therapy model. It is heavily backed by research, which demonstrates that motivated, informed parents can be as effective as a professional Therapist in helping their child. Both the Individual and Group Therapy models have a clear process and a beginning, middle, and end which is attractive to parents.
The benefits for agencies of the group model is that it's cost-effective and when carefully selected, the group becomes their own source of support. Up to 6-8 couples can be trained at once catering for around 6 to 18 children depending how many children there are in the family. CPRT be delivered by two specially trained Play Therapists (trained to deliver both individual and group models) or one Therapist and a previously trained parent/specialist social worker. There is a lot of vicarious learning from each other which enhances the parents' skill base.