Child/Parent Relationship Therapy
In this course, students learn about the dynamic of the parent child relationship and how to work with parents and children in therapy. Students will learn how to navigate parent consults in play therapy, how to introduce, utilize and create filial therapy with parents, individuals and in groups, how to intervene in the parent/child relationship in a positive way, how to assess a problem in the parent child relationship, incorporating the family into child parent relationship therapy, and facilitating compassion for parents of diverse backgrounds. Additionally, the course will help students be familiar with a variety of parenting education interventions. Volunteer parents are brought in to participate in an 8-week parenting education course, taught by the instructor and students, as part of this course.