Group Filial Therapy The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with Their Children

ISBN-10: 1843109115

ISBN-13: 9781843109112

Edition: 2013

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In group filial therapy, therapists train parents to undertake play sessions with their own children until these skills become an integral part of family life. This manual provides an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of the group filial therapy approach, and for the first time offers step-by-step instructions for designing and implementing filial therapy group programmes with families.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 4/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.85" wide x 9.70" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Introduction
An Overview of FT and GFT
The history of FT
The theoretical underpinnings of FT
Research in FT
An overview of the rationale, goals, and aims of FT
Group Filial Therapy
The overall structure of a GFT program
Clinical issues when starting a GFT program: leaders
Clinical issues when starting a GFT program: families
Scheduling weekly meetings
The Selection of Suitable Participants and the Intake Process for GFT
The selection process in GFT
General selection issues
The intake process for GFT
Guidelines for Conducting Successful GFT Groups
General leadership skills required for GFT
Maximizing success in skills practice
Leading discussions in GFT
Additional group inclusion issues for leaders
Two particular challenges for GFT leaders
The Main Skills Parents Learn in GFT
The main play therapy skills for GFT
focusing on children's feelings and actions-empathy, empathic responding and tracking
following children's lead
structuring play sessions
limiting children's behavior
Starting the GFT Program: Meeting 1 121
Beginning GFT
Providing an overview of FT
Demonstration of a play session
The second half of the meeting
Technical and practical issues
Starting Play Demonstrations and Skills Learning: Meeting 2
The second meeting
Discussion of demos
Discussion of the leaders' interactions during the demos
Continuing Demonstrations and Skills Practice: Meeting 3
The third meeting
Beginning skills training
Continuing Demonstrations and Skills Practice: Meeting 4
Skills training: following children's lead
Skills training: structuring
Skills training: limit setting
Preparing for mock sessions
Mock Play Sessions and Preparation for Practice Play Sessions: Meeting 5
Conducting mock sessions
Formal discussion of mock play sessions
Preparation for next meeting's practice play sessions
Beginning Practice Play Sessions: Meetings 6-7
Considerations for leaders during this phase of the program
Parents' first play sessions
Parents' Second Practice Play Sessions: Meetings 8-10
Second practice play sessions
Special issues for leaders during this phase of GFT
Preliminary discussion of toys and equipment
Further preparation for home sessions
Transition to Home Play Sessions: Meetings 11-12
Readiness of parents for home sessions
Preparations for home sessions and their impact on children and family life
Special issues arising for parents in home sessions
Meeting 12: processing first home play sessions with the group
Preparing parents for subsequent meetings
Early Home Ploy Sessions: Meetings 13-15
Early home sessions
Addressing parents' competence in early home sessions
Including toddlers, teenagers and other auxiliary children in home sessions
Play themes
Common challenges arising in home play sessions
Generalizing Play Session Skills and Preparation for Ending: Meetings 16-19
Generalizing play skills to daily life
Steps in training parents to generalize their skills
Preparing the group for ending the 20-week program
An extended example of group decision making on ending
Format for Meeting 19
Ending the GFT Program: Meeting 20
Marking the ending
Evaluation of the program
Adaptations of the 20-Week GFT Program
GFT criteria for adapted programs
Guerney GFT 10-week program-Designer: L. Guemey
Bradford UK GFT Fostering Program-Designer: P Wilkinson
Caplin & Pernet GFT 12-session program-Designers: K. Pernet and W. Caplan
Chillery & Ryan 12-week GFT program-Designers: R. Chillery and V Ryan
College Park GFT program-Designers: P Higgins and S. Gold
Landreth & Bratton 10-session GFT model: Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)-Designers: G. Landreth and S. Bratton
Ortwein "Mastering the Magic of Play" program-Designer: M. Ortwein
VanFleet and Sniscak GFT program for children with trauma/attachment problems-Designers: R. VanFleet and C. Sniscak
Walker & Wright Head Start program-Designers: J. Walker and C. Wright
Conclusion
Recommended Resources for Leaders
Setting Up a New GFT Program Within an Organization
Information for Agency Intake Professionals and Referrers Who are Not GFT Leaders
General Leaflet on the X Program for Interested Parents
Letter Arranging the GFT Assessment Phase for Interested Families
Family Play Observation Hypotheses Suggestions for Leaders
Sample Confirmation Letter to Parents
Creating an Informal Group Atmosphere at the Outset
Sample GFT Videotaping Consent Form
Participating Children's Leaflet
Overview of Filial Therapy
Handout for Parents on the Structure of the GFT Program
Leaders' Agendas for Each Meeting of the 20-Week Program
Information for Parents on Preparing their Children for the X Program
Parents' Training Manual for P1Ay Sessions
Form for Leaders' Direct Supervision Notes of Practice Sessions
Suggested Materials List for Home Sessions
Form for Parents' Written Recording of Home Sessions
Leaders' Checklist for Home Play Session Arrangements
Parents' Report Form on "Special Times"
A Suggested Evaluation Form for Ending the GFT Program
References
Subject Index
Author Index
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