Filial Therapy is based on the principles of Play Therapy. A care-giver will be coached to conduct a weekly play session with their child, becoming the agent for therapeutic change. Filial Therapy is a powerful approach with long lasting impact on both parent and child.
One of the main benefits can be a securer attachment with a primary care-giver, meaning everyday difficulties are more likely to be shared with and supported by them in the future.
In turn, a care-giver will likely notice they have a deeper emotional understanding of their child through their weekly Filial play sessions, as well as developing skills which can be used throughout their parenting, helping to emotionally support a child in the future, potentially eliminating the need for external therapeutic support.