Filial Therapy

About Filial Therapy

The word filial comes from the Latin words "fillia" meaning daughter, and "filius" meaning son. Filial therapy is typically Family Therapy.

Through this program parents are the key change agents for their children and conduct play therapy sessions in their homes under the supervision of a trained play therapist.

Parents/caregivers learn four therapeutic skills that they then use with their children in supported play sessions at home, with the trained therapist.

The benefits of filial (family) therapy include: 
Improved communication
Problem solving skills
Deeper understanding of your child's feeling and emotions
Strengthens your families bond.

The recommended number of sessions for filial therapy is a minimum of fifteen. This allows a reasonable amount of time for you as parents to be confident in your skill development and undertaking play sessions at home with your children.