Strengthening the relationship between parent/s and child/ren can foster:
- a sense of confidence - cooperative behaviors - effective communication - positive interactions - feelings of security - attachment / bonding - a more stabilized mood - emotional intelligence - healthy future relationships
There are a variety of techniques that can be used when helping families work toward great health and functioning. Here are a of couple examples:
With CPC-CBT, parents learn positive parenting, effective communication, caring attachment, and behavior modification, among other skills. Parents and their children engage in some sessions together and the family is empowered toward greater emotional health and wellbeing.
Child- Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) assists caregivers (parents, foster parents or guardians) in recognizing and meeting the needs of self and child, and to successfully create a safe, healthy attachment.
This type of therapy is useful after the loss of another primary caregiver or any type of difficult transition that may cause anxiety or upset within the child or family unit, and may be combined with other approaches to facilitate healing and well-being.
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