This book offers a survey of the historical and theoretical development of the filial therapy approach and presents an overview of filial therapy training and then filial therapy processes. The book also includes a transcript of an actual session, answers to common questions raised by parents, children, and therapists, as well as additional resources and research summaries. Additional chapters address filial therapy with special populations, filial therapy in special settings, and perhaps the most useful resource for busy therapists and parents, a chapter covers variations of the 10 session model, to allow for work with individual parents, training via telephone, and time-intensive or time-extended schedules.
Winner - Best Practices in Parent/Family Education Award for 2010 from the Texas Association of Parent Educators
"This book provides a wealth of detailed and helpful information about the process and practice of filial therapy. It is likely to prove an invaluable guide to all practicing and aspiring filial therapists." - The British Association of Play Therapists
"This is a well thought out, well laid out, understandable, short-term treatment program. In addition to providing the basics, Landreth and Bratton communicate their own empirically justified and clinically experienced trust in the method to deal with all sorts of parent-child problems. All of this comes through in a highly personal way that makes the book inspiring as well as instructional." - Louise Guerney, Professor Emeritus, Penn State University, College Park, USA
Introduction. Preface. History, Development and Unique Features of Filial Therapy. Rationale and Basic Premises for Filial Therapy. Training and Supervision of Filial Therapists. Critical Components in Facilitating the Process of Filial Therapy Training. Filial Skills, Concepts, and Attitudes to be Taught. The Filial Therapy Process. Filial Therapy Training Session 1: Training Objectives and Reflective. Filial Therapy Training Session 2: Basic Principles for Play Sessions. Filial Therapy Training Session 3: Parent-child Play Session Skills. Filial Therapy Training Session 4: Supervision Format and Limit Setting. Filial Therapy Training Session 5: Play Session Skills Review. Filial Therapy Training Session 6: Supervision and Choice Giving. Filial Therapy Training Session 7: Supervision and Self-Esteem Building. Filial Therapy Training Session 8: Supervision and Encouragement vs. Praise. Filial Therapy Training Session 9: Supervision and Generalizing Skills. Filial Therapy Training Session 10: Evaluation and Summing Up. Case of Debbie and 4 yr. Old Rachel. Questions Parents and Children Ask, and Problems and Solutions in Filial Therapy Training. A Mother's Perspective on Filial Therapy: Learning About My Child and Myself. Variations of the 10-session Filial Therapy Model. Research Support for 10-Session Filial Therapy Model. Resources for Child-Parent-Relationship (C-P-R) Therapy: A 10-Session Filial Therapy.