Playful Parent Training

Parent Training to use therapeutic play skills

What is it?

Playful Parent Training is a group training course based a model of interactive play, designed by well known play therapist and child therapy trainer, Garry Landreth (2012) in his Child Parent Relationship Therapy [CPRT] Training programme.

Playful Parent Training is also informed by other play therapy writers who have designed similar group training programmes to demonstrate how to teach adults to play therapeutically with children. Guerney & Ryan (2013) for example have written a book on Group Filial Therapy; it can also be described as “thera-play”.

The group size is limited to a maximum of eight parents or carers, and involves meeting for 2.5 hours every week for ten weeks to practice CPRT skills with one another, to learn more about interactive play skills and practice them at home with one child.

If more than eight participants register interest, we will hold a waiting list, subject to demand.


If you are a parent, kinship carer, foster parent, teacher or child care professional, you may be interested in our Playful Parent Training courses.

To register interest, email to secure a place on our next training group.

Or call to enquire on our office number: 01786 451532.