Young children express themselves through play. They also use play to make sense of the world, cope with their stresses and difficulties, improve their developmental skills, and model new behaviors and understandings. Child-centered play therapy, offered in a secure environment, provides a structured and systematic way for children to use their own resources to enhance their mastery and feelings about themselves.
Filial Therapy trains parents to conduct child-centered play therapy sessions with their own children at home. These home play sessions are the basis for a comprehensive and systemic program involving the entire family. Extensive research has demonstrated that filial therapy effectively resolves presenting problems; improves mastery, coping and competence in children; strengthens parent-child relationships, and improves family functioning.
This therapy helps couples to engage more intimately, and to learn the skills necessary to generalize and maintain this emotional engagement throughout their lives. It helps them avoid negativity, criticism, and defensiveness in their relationships, and reduces the emotional loading that often causes relationships to spiral out of control.
This therapy and enrichment program elaborates on the principles and methods of Relationship Enhancement. It is designed to meet the needs of families with three or more persons. Special emphasis is placed on working with whole families, adolescents and parents, and families-of-origin. This approach helps people relate to each other more constructively, to be respectful of each other, and to take responsibility for their part in the relationship. Furthermore, it helps them understand each other better and remain emotionally engaged.
This training is for those professionals who would like to learn more about working with children, couples and families. It emphasizes the process of therapy that engenders constructive and satisfying change, and is composed of a series of specialized programs that focus on understanding individual and family development, and how families function, The goal is to identify and understand the underlying processes that foster functionality and those processes that undermine it, Emphasis is placed on how to elicit the underlying positives that promote constructive change.
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