CPP Learning Collaborative Overview

A Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative (CPP LC) is an 18-month training that is intensive enough to allow most practitioners to adopt CPP. The LC model was adapted from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Learning Collaborative model. It is one of three implementation-level training models we offer in CPP.

Trainings are designed for teams of licensed mental health professional rather than for individuals and are typically organized in collaboration with large systems or agencies. If a member of your team is unlicensed, a licensed supervisor who oversees their work must participate in training for the duration of the training.

Before you request training, please make sure to first learn about the training process by watching the videos and exploring the resources on this page.

Importance of Teams

  • Support
  • Joint learning
  • Prevent vicarious trauma
  • Reflective supervision is a core part of CPP
  • Sustainability

Training Components


  1. 1
    Participate in Core CPP Didactics
  2. 2
    Read the CPP Manual
  3. 3
    Work with families using CPP
  4. 4
    Participate in reflective CPP supervision
  5. 5
    Participate in CPP consultation calls
  6. 6
    Conduct two case presentations
  7. 7
    Participate in intensive CPP competency building workshops
  8. 8
    Complete fidelity monitoring

Optional Components

  • Support during the pre=work phase
  • Supervisor call
  • Senior leader call
  • Foundational trainings


Individuals who complete an Implementation-Level CPP training are eligible to be listed on the CPP roster.

The CPP Roster is maintained by the Child Trauma Research Program, the development site for CPP. 

CPP Learning Collaborative Documents

Some of these documents have already been shared above.

1. CPP LC General  Overview

A document that provides a general overview of the CPP Learning Collaborative process

2. CPP Training Agreement

Outlines the minimum training requirements for a CPP Learning Collaborative. This agreement is typically signed prior to beginning the LC to ensure that each participant is aware of the minimum requirement for being eligible for the CPP roster. 

Note: This is the 2018 version. Trainings that began before April 2018 may use a slightly different agreement with different requirements provided by the trainer.

3.  Minimum Requirements Verification Form

This form is used at the end of a CPP LC to verify that participants have completed the specific training components. It is often completed via survey.

4. Standard CPP LC Budget Template

A downloadable GOOGLE spreadsheet that can be used to develop a scope of work, and budget when an organization is setting up a training with a CPP Trainer. In tab 2, the spreadsheet also enables agencies to reflect on agency costs related to participating in the training (not including the cost of the actual training)