Helping carers to see for themselves

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Having the parents or carers present in sessions means they can witness significant therapeutic events at first hand.

This can potentially lead to a more joined-up understanding of what is going on for the child.

The therapist may choose to highlight certain events that happen in the session, drawing the parents and carers attention to important factors. These discussions may take place at the time of the event, or in later reflective discussions.

Seeing and noticing things in sessions can lead to new insights. This was one of the things that caregivers said they found helpful about dyadic art therapy.

Related goal

This step is related to achieving the goal joining up people, ideas and actions.

Further information

Vignettes to illustrate how carers can be helped to see for themselves: