Therapeutic Parenting time is provided by a Mental Health Clinician to assist in improving the parent-child relationship by restoring trust and safety in the relationship. Therapeutic Parenting Tie is a form of Family Therapy dedicated to focusing on the parent-child relationship and interactional pattern. At Traverse Counseling & Consulting both parents give input into the goals and agree upon the treatment. It is a Solution-Focused form of Family Therapy. Parents may learn how to support their child’s development by improving their parenting and understanding what their barriers are if/when they have difficulty. Children work on finding their voice in the parent-child relationship with the support of an experienced clinician at Traverse Counseling & Consulting.
This form of Family Therapy is designed solely to address the parent-child struggles within that relationship. Therapeutic Parenting Time is not designed to address the challenges related to co-parenting difficulties.
Therapeutic Parenting Time is Different Than Parent Coaching
It is distinctly different than Parent Coaching in that it is informed by an assessment of the family and the parent-child relationship to identify the areas that are in need of improvement in the parent-child relationship. Additionally, it seeks to identify the particular interventions that are going to be most supportive to the relationship. While Parent Coaching focusses on the Parent and their skills, Therapeutic Parenting Time focusses on interventions to support the relationship between parent and child. It does include skill building, but also creates a safe space to address the history between parent and child and within the family and supports the child in finding their voice in the relationship. Frequently both parents are in some way involved, whereas Parent Coaching often includes only the parent receiving services. To learn more about Parent Coaching, click here.
Therapeutic Parenting Time is Different Than Supervised Parenting Time
It is different from Supervised Parenting Time in that there are interventions by the Therapist to assist the Parent and Child in improving their relationship. Interventions during Supervised Parenting Time would only occur if there was a safety concern. Additionally, Therapeutic Parenting Time is a form of Family Therapy, whereas Supervised Parenting Time is not. Therefore, as a form of Family Therapy it is protected under HIPAA laws. To learn more about Supervised Parenting Time, click here.
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