Values Informing the Ethical Framework

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
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.

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16th-18th March 2018
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