The purpose of this two-day training program is to provide participants who have had previous training in Child-Centered Play Therapy with a comprehensive introduction to the Filial Family Therapy Model and to teach participants the principles and techniques for conducting all aspects of Filial Family Therapy (FFT), from intake through termination. The workshop emphasizes the building of participants’ therapeutic skills through the use of lecture, video examples, and supervised skills training. Participants will practice via role-plays the methods of training, supervising, and supporting parents as they learn to conduct therapeutic play sessions with their children. Attention will also be given to the specifics of organizing and initiating FFT in participants’ own settings. Please see the Professional Training Schedule for information on discounts.   The workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Lunch is on your own.


Completion of this workshop is a prerequisite for application to NIRE’s:
Certification Program in Filial Family Therapy

Cost of the FFT Workshop is $265.

There is a discounted price of $495.00 for registering for the 2-day Play Therapy and Filial Workshops at the same time.  Please make note this is NOT the proper registration if you are going for the discount!

**Prerequisite: Attendance at the Filial Therapy workshop requires prior attendance at a Child-Centered Play Therapy workshop or equivalent coursework in an academic program. If you have any questions about your prior experience, please contact NIRE.

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