Parent engagement is an important part of therapy with children, and can help ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family. By working together with your psychologist/clinician, parents can play an active role in supporting their child's mental health and well-being.
Parents provide valuable information: Parents know their children better than anyone else and are a key source of information about their child's behaviour, emotions, and experiences. By sharing your observations and concerns you help your clinician gain a better understanding of your child's needs and goals, and develop an effective, accurate treatment plan.
Enhances treatment outcomes: Research has shown that parent involvement in their child's therapy can lead to better treatment outcomes. When parents are actively involved in the therapy process, they can reinforce the skills and strategies learned in therapy at home, which can help their child and the family make progress more quickly.
Increases motivation and engagement: Children are more likely to be motivated and engaged in therapy when their parents are involved. When parents participate in therapy sessions, it can help the child feel supported and comfortable, and encourage them to participate more fully in the process.
Supports ongoing progress: When parents are involved in their child's therapy, they can better monitor their child's progress and identify any areas that may need additional attention. This can help the clinician adjust the treatment plan as needed and support ongoing progress that meets your family’s needs.