Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Training

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Give your children what they need most: You

When children have problems, sometimes they don’t have the words to talk about them. Play gives children a way to communicate feelings they don’t understand or can’t express any other way. Play therapy has been shown to be an effective intervention with children for a variety of behavioral and emotional difficulties.  Research has shown that motivated parents can be trained to be as effective as play therapists using play therapy skills with their own children, with as little as 20 hours of Child-Parent-Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Training.

Research studies have shown that Child-Parent-Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Training can:

Reduce or eliminate behavior problems

Enhance the parent-child relationship and marital relationship

Develop responsibility and self-control in children

Increase children’s self-esteem and self-confidence

Increase parents’ feelings of warmth for their children

Return control to parents

Child-Parent-Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Training is conducted in 10 weekly, 2-hour sessions.  The atmosphere is friendly and accepting and the training interactive, making it enjoyable and interesting.

Some of the things you will learn include:

How to help your child open up to you

Therapeutic limit -setting

Recognizing emotional needs and building self-esteem

Fostering creativity, self-control, and self-responsibility

$400 per household (up to two parents/caretakers) that’s just $20-per-hr; $350 if paid at the first session. Scholarships Available; Freedom Fellowship Church member discount of $100 available. Contact Madison Short @ the Door of Hope Counseling Center, New Braunfels TX. or call 830-632-5039 for details on how to enroll. Childcare for preschoolers is available with advance arrangements through Madison.

Reboot Life


  • Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am
  • Group Leader: Ted Nelson
  • In the Door of Hope Group Room (east side of the courtyard)


Reboot Life will take you through the Bible in a year. You will be able to see how the Bible will help identify changes you want to make and then how to make them. God wants to give you the power to make those changes happen. Come explore, learn, and support others doing the same thing.



  • This group will begin Sunday morning, January 13th. We will also offer DC4Kids for those parents attending the Divorce Care group! Watch this site for more details.
  • Group Leaders: Olivia & Greg Deisher


Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

  • This group is for anyone who has been divorced or separated in the last 5 years (or more)
  • Group runs 12 weeks
  • Free child-care available (registration needed)
  • $20 fee includes workbook

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To sign-up, or if you have questions, call the Door of Hope, 830-632-5039