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Kids in Therapy: What is My Role as a Parent?

October 14, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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Child and adolescent therapists tend to differ widely in their approaches to including parents in treatment. However it can make a difference when you understand your child’s goals in therapy, adjust parenting approaches based on consideration of your child’s challenges and recognize when your child is or isn’t making progress. Sometimes as parents we need to consider whether we have mental health challenges that may be affecting our child. Parent involvement in therapy varies based on age, strategies being used by the therapist and parent capacities. This conversation will highlight some best practices for parents who have children in therapy and answer any and all questions you may have about your child’s therapy experience.

  • Click the link above to watch the recording of this previously hosted discussion on LinkedIn.  Learn proven, effective solutions that quickly produce positive results giving you more clarity and confidence. 
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After this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the nature of your role in your child’s therapy and how to carry out that role, including changing your beliefs and parenting approaches
  • Identify ways to participate in goal setting with your child and their therapist
  • Identify indicators of progress and apply strategies to support your child’s progress
  • Recognize when to consider ending therapy or changing therapists

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,



  • communication
  • cooperation
  • discipline
  • emotions
  • mental health
  • therapy

Age Category

  • All, Mental Health Essentials
  • School Age
  • Teens & Young Adults
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