Helping Children Transition as Their Family Dynamics Change
Therapeutic Supervised Parenting Time
Supervised Parenting Time (SPT) is frequently offered to families in need of a third party to ensure safety. The main focus of SPT is to create a safe place for children and parents to enjoy their time together.
Therapeutic Supervised Parenting Time (T-SPT) is available to families that require therapeutic intervention in order to have successful parenting time.
T-SPT may be court ordered but it is not required.
T-SPT begins with an intake process that is similar to Supervised Parenting Time (SPT) but also incorporates a psychosocial assessment as well as preliminary goal setting for the treatment plan. These intakes are one and a half hours in length and are scheduled with both the custodial and visiting parents/guardians in order to allow the therapist to develop an objective understanding of the case and specific needs for therapeutic intervention.
Following the parental intakes, an hour-long intake is scheduled with the child/children. This intake allows the child/children to express concerns and set boundaries for future sessions. These intakes also serve to develop rapport, familiarize children with the environment and reduce anxiety around parenting time.
After the completion of all three intakes, the therapist develops an initial treatment plan with individualized goals for the family and objectives they can work toward achieving during session. Initially, this service mirrors therapy, but as families meet and achieve their goals and successfully implement the skills needed to be successful, the therapist becomes less involved and the service begins to more closely mirror Supervised Parenting Time (SPT).
T-SPT will end when the Court decides, or, if not court ordered, when the family or other referring party deems appropriate.
The Layne Project will continue to provide reports as requested. The reports will outline progress toward goals, observations of contact and effectiveness of interventions. For T-SPT, The Layne Project will NOT make recommendations.