Filial Play Therapy and Family Context

Attributes and Evaluation of Discussion Contributions.
Professional Communications and Writing Guide.
One of the potential strengths of filial play therapy as an intervention is that it is family-centered, which means that the therapist meets the

family where they are. Reflect on situations in which you have worked with or read about the impact of cultural issues on family relationships.

Address the following questions in your discussion post:
How might FPT come into play with the issues?
How can the family teach you about how they approach things differently from the way you do?
What can they teach you about how to work with them in an effective, respectful, and positive way?
Landreth, G. L., & Bratton, S. C. (2006). Child parent relationship therapy (CPRT): A 10-session filial therapy model. New York, NY: Routledge.

ISBN: 9780415951104.
VanFleet, R. (2000). A parent’s handbook of filial play therapy: Building strong families with play. Boiling Springs, PA: Play Therapy Press. ISBN:



VanFleet, R. (2014). Filial therapy: Strengthening parent-child relationships through play (3rd ed.). Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

ISBN: 9781568871455.

Use your Landreth & Bratton text, Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model, to complete the following:
Read Chapter 21, œResearch Evidence for Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model, pages 457“481. This chapter

provides some of the research evidence for filial therapy, as well as the meta-analysis performed by Bratton on filial therapy research studies.
Use the Capella University Library to complete the following:
Read Guerney’s 2001 article, œChild-Centered Play Therapy, from International Journal of Play Therapy, volume 10, issue 2, pages 13“31. This

article explains the reasons for designing filial therapy using this theoretical orientation.
Read Cochran, Cochran, Nordling, McAdam, & Miller’s 2010 April article, œMonitoring Two Boys’ Progress Through the Stages of Child-Centered Play

Therapy, from International Journal of Play Therapy, volume 19, issue 2, pages 105“116. As an illustration of the therapy process using a child-

centered approach to therapy, this article helps us visualize why the approach works.