Filial Play Therapy is suitable for assessing and addressing relationship
difficulties between children and their parents/carers.
Parents/carers are given basic play therapy skills and work with
their child under the supervision of the therapist. Regular filial
therapy play sessions give parents/carers and children a different
way of communicating and increase understanding and empathy.
This is a very useful intervention in families where there has
been a lot of disruption due to issues such as separation and divorce,
illness or bereavement and in adoption and long-term fostering placements
where children have attachment difficulties.