Preparing parents and carers

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Different dyadic approaches require different types and amounts of preparation.

Preparation may involve discussions of

  • parents and carers’ own life experiences and the impact these experiences have had on how they now parent their children

  • what the child has experienced and the challenges they currently face

  • what might happen in joint sessions and how to respond

  • roles which the parents and carers might take on in sessions

  • clarification about the use of the art materials

  • reassurance about materials in terms of how much the child uses and how messy the child might be

Related goal

This step is related to achieving the goal preparing for the work.