Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

NRPVYC is a major partner in expanding Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) in Nebraska.

The early years of a child’s life are critical in ensuring his or her social, cognitive and emotional well-being. Children who have been maltreated or are at risk for maltreatment frequently suffer from trauma, toxic stress and/or chronic neglect, all of which can greatly impact proper development. Evidence-based early childhood services can halt and mitigate the negative effects of maltreatment. Mental health services, such as Child-Parent Psychotherapy, can address socio-emotional concerns by rebuilding the relationship between the child and the caregiver with a focus on how emotions and past trauma impact the parent-child relationship.


In 2015, the CPP trainers in Nebraska (Jennie Cole-Mossman, Paula Ray, Mark Hald and Barb Jessing) formed a collaborative to create better consistency in practice. NRPVYC funded the development of a logo for the Nebraska Child Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative. The collaborative is an association of the four CPP trainers that manages training, consultation, quality control and other areas collectively; however, there is no centralized, formal site that manages CPP.

Another helpful resource website is Nebraska Mental Health

Nebraska Child Prent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative logo
Nebraska Child Prent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative logo
2016 CPP Cohort

Nebraska Child Prent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative logo
2015-2016 CPP cohort

Becoming a CPP Provider

The process