Filial Therapy

Filial therapy is a branch of play therapy, but the child’s parent or carer is taught therapeutic skills in order to have therapeutic sessions with their child at home. Filial therapy works very well because the parent already has a key relationship with the child, so the central relationship is strengthened. After initial observations of the child, the therapist would have sessions to train the parent and then would review the parent/child play sessions with the parent.