Values for Play Therapy and Filial Play

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.  

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.
  • Fostering a sense of self that is meaningful to the person/s concerned.
  • Increasing personal effectiveness.
  • 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.  

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