Therapeutic Parent Work
Therapeutic parent work is a psycho-
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We appreciate that being a parent can be both rewarding and challenging, and life can at times be complex. Children can feel and respond to situations in different ways, and sometimes in ways that are worrying for the parents. Therapeutic parent work is an opportunity to look beyond the behaviours of concern to think about what the child or young person may be communicating in relation to their behaviours, and in relation to the parents, to reach an understanding together about what may be helpful responses for the parent to develop. This can often bring long term positive changes about the presenting issues and relationships within the family.
It is a way of working that is therapeutically rooted in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and is informed by the Pre-
It is also informed by the Tavistock Model of Psychoanalytic Work with Parents, Infants and Young Children short course, which offers a practise based and theoretical approach to understanding infant and young children's emotional, social and cognitive development within a psycho-
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Eva Shehu-
Being registered with Social Work England and the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice requires compliance with the code of ethics, responsibility to maintain Continual Professional Development and regular Clinical Supervision