CPP DEI Statement

Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) community believes that holding a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice lens is central to our work as CPP Trainers, Supervisors, and Providers. This stance is a core aspect of clinical competence and reflective practice that we seek to strengthen actively and continuously.

 We work to acknowledge ruptures in safety and rebuild protection. Our gaze needs to turn not only to ruptures at the family level but also at a societal and sociocultural level, recognizing ongoing and historical oppression and trauma that too many groups have experienced. As we do this, we honor that sources of protection include cultural strengths and ancestral wisdom.

 We commit ourselves to being culturally accountable to each other and to our clients in every interaction.  Both in the moment and in hindsight, we strive to engage in reflective awareness and action-oriented practices, policies, and procedures for the purpose of dismantling historical and institutional racism and discrimination. 

 Speaking the unspeakable sheds light on truth and opens the door to healing. These efforts require sustained energy and open-ended, courageous dialogue.  We devote ourselves to creating learning spaces that support ongoing growth, development, and action.