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
- 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
- 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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