Playful Parent Training

Parents 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 a 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.

Monday evenings during October 2019 or Friday mornings may be opened up to offer “Playful Parent” training groups.

To register interest, email via our contact page to secure a place on our first training group, or add your name to a waiting list for a second group.

The number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 8 on all Therapy Train Stirling CPRT training groups; if more than 8 participants register interest, we will hold a waiting list to run another course in early 2020.


If you are a parent, kinship carer, foster parent, teacher or child care professional, you may be interested in our Playful Parent Training courses; if so, you can email us via our contact page or call to enquire on our office number:

01786 451 532.