Reflective Network Therapy (RNT)

is an evidence-based psychological treatment method, harnessing small social networks to help individual children in classroom environments and in communities stricken by natural disasters. This leading-edge treatment offered by The Children’s Psychological Health Center (CPHC) works for traumatized young children, as well as those with mild to moderate psychiatric and autism spectrum disorders. Learn about our Kliman RNT Services for parents of special needs preschool children in Marin, and Sonoma areas of the San Francisco Bay Area.

For Schools


Are you a school administrator? We can train your school to provide a powerful, proven, more cost-effective therapy treatment for children with emotional and behavioral challenges.

For Parents


Autism awareness and early detection are essential to avoid delays in getting therapy, schooling and parent guidance during early childhood. We can help improve your child’s benefits from treatment.


For Therapists


Get training and become certified as a Reflective Network teacher. CPHC provides onsite training, guidance and supervision for mental health professionals.

For Relief Agencies


Our Guided Activity Workbooks help parents, teachers, therapists and disaster relief responders working with children and families traumatized by natural or man-made disasters.

How Reflective Network Therapy Works

RNT helps children achieve:

  • Positive behavioral changes and mental health gains.
  • Improved sociability and understanding of others.
  • Significant and sustained increase in IQ.
  • Transformation of behavioral symptoms into dialogue and play.
  • Increased vocabulary and communication skills.

Why RNT is a better method:

  • A proven method for seriously emotionally disturbed and/or pervasively developmentally disordered young children.
  • More cost-effective than methods commonly used. (approximately one sixth the cost.)
  • Significant improvements more rapidly than with other methods.

We are seeing cognitive, social and human gains which have decreased the gap between these children and their typically developing peers. Children are thriving with less intensive special education service or returned to regular education class. The techniques are far more economical to use.
Jay S. Parnes, Ed.DSenior Administrator, Special Education