Enhancing Outcomes: Effective Communication with Parents in Play Therapy
In this episode of the Play Therapy Podcast, I discuss the importance of involving parents in the child-centered play therapy process. While parental engagement isn’t a prerequisite for a child’s progress, it undeniably influences overall outcomes. I can’t stress enough the significance of an initial parent consultation, where therapists should help parents understand the therapeutic process, the expected progress, and normalize what might occur. I also stresses the value of subsequent parent consultations, where therapists provide updates, share observations from play sessions, and educate parents on child-centered play therapy techniques. By communicating clearly and equipping parents with knowledge and skills, therapists can enhance parental buy-in and support the child’s healing journey.
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