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Filial Therapy Parenting Course

Filial Therapy Parenting Course Macbook

7-Week Self-Paced Course

Access to Support Group

Short Description

Filial Therapy is a research-based, parenting course that teaches parents and caregivers how to use some of the same ‘ tools of the trade’ that play therapists use to help children experiencing social, emotional, or behavioural problems. The 7-week training will help you regain control as a parent, help your child develop self-control and increase confidence, teach effective discipline & limit setting of inappropriate behaviour, increase understanding of your child’s emotional needs, and help you communicate more effectively with your child.

Get access to over 4 hours of Sian’s therapy, parenting, and consultancy expertise for only $347. Parent Filial Therapy sessions with Sian are usually $165 per session so sign up today to save over $500.

What’s inside?

This 7-week course includes over 4 hours of engaging and informative video content, lots of practical activities, scripts, role plays, and reflection tasks to support your learning, and downloadable slides for you to use as you follow along.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for parents of children experiencing social, emotional, or behavioural concerns such as: meltdowns, early trauma experiences and high-stress environments, depression, hyperactivity, concerns related to adoption or foster care, chronic illness or disability, inattention, trauma including abuse, oppositional behaviours, aggression, attachment issues, school refusal, attention deficit problems, violence, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive behaviours.

Research shows that motivated parents can be as effective as a professional in helping their child. This popular training program allows parents to run their own therapeutic sessions with their child in the comfort of their own home.

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What You'll Learn


Master the Method

Learn how to deliver play therapy sessions to your own children in the comfort of your own home, called “special play time” or Filial Therapy.


Understand and Own The Process

Understand how to become the therapeutic agent of change for your child. Rather than searching for examples of things you should do better, we aim to place focus on creating a safe space where you can be fully present with your child and you get to be a crucial part of your child’s healing process.


Therapeutic Skills

You will learn the key aspects of the Filial Therapy technique including skills such as tracking, empathic responding, therapeutic limit setting, returning responsibility, choice giving, and structuring through easy to use therapeutic scripts and real life examples.

“Sian's knowledge gained while delivering in excess of 25 years of classes and workshops in schools, kinders, and private groups – working with children and families to enhance self-esteem, self-expression, attachment and relationship building through creative arts activities (music, drama, yoga and mindfulness) – has been invaluable to our organisation”
School Headmaster