Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy (TFIPT)

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Program/Intervention Name

Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy (TFIPT)


Sexual Behavior Problems in Adolescents and Children, Trauma Treatment, Domestic Violence Exposure

Program/Intervention Description

The program utilizes a combination of directive and nondirective approaches to advance structured, goal-oriented therapy for abused children and their families. Includes a focused interest in facilitating, encouraging, and allowing nondirective play therapy that often leads to children's discovery and utilization of post-traumatic play, which is a unique form of play that's a spontaneous occurrence with young children who experience psychic trauma. It appears to be a child's natural way to induce gradual exposure, narrative formation, and trauma processing.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

6-12, 13-17

Program Goals/Outcomes

1) Conduct a comprehensive assessment of child's phenomenological experience of trauma and trauma impact. 2)Identify trauma-related symptoms, if any.3) Help child explore and express thoughts and feelings associated with children's abuse. 4)Increase coping strategies and self-regulation to restore pre-abuse functioning. 5) Ensure child's access to internal and external resources. 6)Enhance child's self-esteem and sense of competence

QIC Target Group

Both Target 1 and Target 2

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 3: Replicated Without Adaptation for Adoption or Guardianship

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 5: Better Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Eliana Gil


Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, PLLC

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(202) 257-2783

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)