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  • Writer's pictureMeyleen Velasquez

Addressing counseling & age-appropriate expectations with caregivers: Focusing on the relationship

Updated: Jun 14, 2021

I often hear from supervisees and other professionals that engaging parents is one of the most challenging tasks in our work.

As child counseling providers is vital to establish positive therapeutic relationships with caregivers so that we can provide the necessary skills to address emotional and behavioral concerns in the family.

In this video, I discuss ways to establish, discuss, and maintain healthy expectations of therapy and child progress.

In this video:

Establishing the therapeutic frame

Keeping the therapist-caregiver relationship in mind

Discussing expectations of parental participation

Discussing age-appropriate expectations


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Parenting Education

California Department of Education

Go Zen 4-7-8 breathing

**Please note that the information shared in this video is not a substitute for professional training or supervision**

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