INTRODUCTION TO FILIAL THERAPY ONLINE COURSE

Our self-paced online courses include a Powerpoint (in pdf format) that guides you through the program, access to the unlisted video segments on YouTube, and a more detailed handout (in pdf format). All details are sent to you in an email from Dr. VanFleet after you register.

In some cases, there are 1 or 2 additional text materials required, and these are noted in the descriptions when relevant.

Description
Filial (parent-child) Therapy is a highly effective intervention integrating family therapy and play therapy to address child and family problems. In this 6 hour video-based course, Dr. VanFleet provides an overview of the entire process of Filial Therapy. The course shows how to train and supervise parents as they conduct special child-centered play session with their own children, and how to incorporate family issues in a mutual problem-solving process that benefits children and parents alike. Filial Therapy has been used successfully with a wide range of child and family problems. The course includes video footage of parents and children throughout the process (with their permission).
Optional Add-On: If you wish to learn more details about FT, you may read the following book in conjunction with this course. This can add 4 additional CE credits for a total of 10 hours, if you so choose. Please contact Dr. VanFleet at rise@risevanfleet.com after ordering the online course if you wish to use the add-on of the book: VanFleet (2014). Filial Therapy: Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships Through Play (3rd ed.). Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

Video Segment
Approximate Length
(in minutes)
   
Background; research; how it has been used
26
Goals, sequence, timelines
23
Toys
03
Skills
11
Playroom layout
02
Background for play demo
05
Segment of play session demonstration with 5 year old girl
08
Discussion of demo; Training
14
Initial training with father (empathic listening)
07
Discussion of mock play session training process
09
1st mock play session with father (actual)
08
Discussion of mock play session; feedback
15

1st filial play session, father & daughter

10
Discussion of play session
08
Discussion; play themes
24
4th father-daughter play session
07
Discussion; parent reactions; transition to home
28
Home play sessions; generalization; discharge;
background of next case
22
Play demonstration, 7 year old girl, clip 1
07
Play demo, clip 2
02
Play demo, clip 3
01
Discussion of play demo and early filial sessions
10
Mother-daughter play session 3, clip 1
01
Play #3, clip 2
02
Play #3, clip 3
01
Play #3, clip 4
01
Play #3, clip 5
05
Play #3, clip 6
01
Play #3, clip 7
02
Play #3, clip 8
01
Play #3, clip 9
01
Closing
05