Parent Meetings


Our therapists and counselors meet with parents regularly to provide feedback about issues focused on in treatment, provide suggestions or ideas, and updates regarding progress. We use various modalities to provide parenting skills training when indicated.


Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)


Peggy Smith-Puckett utilizes a therapeutic technique known as filial therapy to help strengthen the parent-child relationship. Also known as Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), filial therapy helps to strengthen the parent-child relationship by using the parent as an ally in the therapeutic process.


Through a special 10-session parent-training program, Peggy Smith-Puckett trains and supervises parents as they conduct their own special, structured 30-minute session with their children by using a kit of carefully selected toys from their own home. During these special playtimes, parents learn how to respond empathetically to their child's feelings, build their child's self-esteem, help their child learn self-control and self-responsibility, and set therapeutic limits.


CPRT also helps parents gain a new and deeper understanding of their child because they learn to focus on their child rather than their child's problem. As a result, children will begin to react differently because how they behave, how they think, and how they perform in school are directly related to how they feel about themselves.