Group filial therapy : the complete guide to teaching parents to play therapeutically with their children /

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Guerney, Louise F. 1928- (Author), Ryan, Virginia (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • An overview of FT and GFT
  • The selection of suitable participants and the intake process for GFT
  • Guidelines for conducting successful GFT groups
  • The main skills parents learn in GFT
  • Starting the GFT program: meeting 1
  • Starting play demonstrations and skills learning: meeting 2
  • Continuing demonstrations and skills practice: meeting 3
  • Continuing demonstrations and skills practice: meeting 4
  • Mock play sessions and preparation for practice play sessions: meeting 5
  • Beginning practice play sessions: meetings 6-7
  • Parents' second practice play sessions: meetings 8-10
  • Transition to home play sessions: meetings 11-12
  • Early home play sessions: meetings 13-15
  • Generalizing play session skills and preparation for ending: meetings 16-19
  • Ending the GFT program: meeting 20
  • Adaptations of the 20-week GFT program
  • 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 play 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.