The conference goal is to disseminate information about CBPT, and bring practitioners and researchers together to discuss this important psychotherapy for young children.

CBPT integrates cognitive and behavioral interventions into a play therapy paradigm. Playful activity, as well as non-verbal forms of verbal communication, are used to promote the development of problem solving skills.

Therefore, the CBPT proposes a conceptual framework based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, and making them appropriate to the child’s developmental level.

The design of specific play therapy interventions for young children facilitates their direct involvement in therapy. By providing these types of developmental interventions, the psychotherapist helps children benefit from a type of psychotherapy that may otherwise be inaccessible to them.

Through CBPT, it is possible to learn more adaptive coping skills and offer structured and goal-oriented activities. It also provides a space where the child can bring out a spontaneous contribution in the session and successfully express their experiences.


This is the first international conference on the current state of the art in cognitive-behavioral play therapy.

There will be presentations by experts in Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children and Play Therapy.

This conference is an opportunity for clinicians and researchers to review current knowledge and future perspectives.

The official languages of the congress are English, Italian and Chinese


The conference will include:

  • Invited speakers
  • Clinical and research symposia
  • Posters
PLACE: University eCampus
Via Matera 18, Rome
DATE: JUNE 8-9, 2024