Filial Therapy (individual) &
Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (group)
Parents can become therapeutic agents with their own children. In these dyadic modalities, parents are taught basic play therapy principles and skills including reflective listening, recognizing and responding to children's feelings, therapeutic limit setting, building children's self-esteem, and structuring weekly play sessions with their children using selected toys. The goal is to help parents understand and communicate about the child’s emotional needs and strengthen the parent-child relationship, thereby decreasing the child’s need to act out their emotions in disruptive ways.
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
--George Bernard Shaw