Child Relationship Enhancement Therapy (Filial Family Therapy)

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Program/Intervention Name

Child Relationship Enhancement Therapy (Filial Family Therapy)


Family Functioning, Marriage and Relationship Support, Social/emotional functioning

Program/Intervention Description

A brief therapy model and a psychoeducational program that uses skills-training methodology for empowering couples and families to resolve current and future problems on their own. Goals are accomplished by teaching a set of practical skills that enables couples and families to communicate their feelings, concerns and desires, and to create solutions to problems. Skills taught are: Empathy, Expressive, Discussion/Negotiation, Problem/Conflict Resolution, Facilitation, Conflict Management, Self-Change, Helping-Others Change, Generalization and Maintenance.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12

Program Goals/Outcomes

Train parents to conduct play therapy session under supervision of a clinician to improve parent-child bond and reduce relational difficulties

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 6: General Population

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 4: Promising Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

None given


National Institute of Relationship Enhancement and Center for Couples, Families, and Children

Contact Email

Contact Phone


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