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CPP Treatment Decision Making – Using clinical pathways when working with Multiple Caregivers in Child Welfare and Beyond



When working in the CPP Model and there are multiple caregivers involved, it can be challenging to assess who should be involved in treatment with the child and when. This workshop will support clinicians and supervisors in working with young children and families in child welfare and with multiple care givers to identify treatment targets and potential clinical pathways to achieve them.

About the Instructors

Falana Coleman-Zamora, AM, LCSW, is a Clinical Supervisor at Children’s Home + Aid, where she provides clinical supervision and therapeutic services to children and parents involved in the child welfare system. Ms. Coleman-Zamora also provides mental health consultation to families and staff in the Early Head Start and Head Start programs. Ms. Coleman-Zamora completed her apprenticeship during Cohort 3 of the Illinois Child Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative (ILCPPLC) and is now an endorsed statewide CPP trainer.

Beth Pettinelli, MSW, LCSW, has worked in the field of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health for 25 years with experience working as a clinician, trainer, and clinical consultant in the systems of Child Welfare, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, and Outpatient

Mental Health. She is currently an Outpatient Child and Family therapist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, where she serves a variety of presenting problems for children & adolescents (birth to 18 years), provides CPP supervision and is a Masters of Social Work Field Supervisor. She is an endorsed CPP national trainer and faculty of the ILCPPLC since 2008.


1. The goal of this workshop is to support clinician in considering ways to implement, increase knowledge and competencies in Child Parent Psychotherapy when multiple caregivers are involved such as in child welfare, informal relative care giving situations and divorce.

2. Another goal of this workshop is to support clinician’s in increasing their knowledge related to how to make decisions regarding recommendations to parents and caregivers in order to support the sustainability of their involvement in treatment.

3. Case Material will be used to highlight CPP themes when working in systems such as child welfare to promote integration of CPP concepts and objectives.


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