filial therapy

Filial therapy - a special kind of play therapy

At the beginning of 2013 I attended an 'Intensive Filial Therapy' training course. I found this fascinating because as a play therapist I believe that parents play an important role, not only in their child’s emotional development, but also as experts on their children they can greatly contribute towards therapeutic change. One of the wonderful things about Filial Therapy is that sessions are transferred from the play therapy room to the family home and therefore therapeutic skills and strategies can be used across family daily life.