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ERIC Number: EJ926620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Changing What You Know and Do: The Parent-Child Psychotherapy Program
Kaplan, Betty Ann; Venza, James
Zero to Three (J), v31 n4 p45-51 Mar 2011
The Parent-Child Psychotherapy Program (PPP) is a multifamily group therapy intervention for parents and young children at high risk for intergenerational patterns of neglect, abuse, and disorganized attachment. A "developmental and experiential model" that incorporates principles of attachment theory, the PPP addresses parent and child needs simultaneously in the context of structured activities, free play, and separate parent- and child-only groups. Therapeutic objectives aim to shift parents' internal working models of relationship toward increasing attachment security, to change parent-child behaviors to promote safety and exploration, to build a foundation for parent-therapist collaboration, and to propel children's healthy development in a safe, predictable, and emotionally attuned environment. The authors present the history of the PPP, its underlying assumptions, and specific interventions with a family.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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