Values for Play Therapy and Filial Play

The fundamental values of Play Therapy and Filial Play include a commitment to:

    • Respecting human rights and dignity
    • Ensuring the integrity of practitioner-client relationships
    • Enhancing the quality of professional knowledge and its application
  • Enabling children to develop emotionally, socially and academically to their full potential
    • Alleviating personal distress and suffering
    • Fosterlng a sense of self that is meaningful to the person(s) concerned
  • Increasing personal effectiveness
Values inform principles.

They represent an important way of expressing a general ethical commitment that becomes more precisely defined and action-orientated when expressed as a principle.

    • Enhancing the quality of relationships between children and children and adults
    • Appreciating the variety of human experience and culture
    • Promoting the need for the equitable and adequate provision of therapeutic Play Therapy and Filial Play for children
  • Consciously applying quality management and clinical governance principles in all therapeutic work