Filial Therapy is a special kind of play therapy where the therapist teaches and guides you through play techniques to use with your children. The idea of Filial Therapy is that you are the facilitator of the therapeutic process with your child and the relationship between you and your child is the main focus. In Filial Therapy, family members are the ones who promote change. Your therapist will teach you the skills you need, then help, guide, and supervise you. Whenever possible, the therapist involves each member of the family.
Filial Therapy is an evidence-based therapy that is appropriate for children experiencing anxiety, concerns related to adoption or foster care, chronic illness, disability, depression, attention problems, hyperactivity, trauma, oppositional behaviors, aggression, and attachment issues.