The Layne Project provides therapy to children, parents and families. The Layne Project’s therapists specialize in helping families transition as their family dynamics change.
Changes for children can be difficult. Despite the best efforts of their parents, children often take responsibility for the “break-up” of the family. Children often find themselves caught in a tug of war between their parents. In an attempt to manage the world around them, children far too frequently develop maladaptive coping skills. Having two homes does not always have to be a negative. Through our therapy services The Layne Project strives to help children more effectively cope with the stress that comes from having two homes and being victim to parental conflict.
The Layne Project believes that generally all parents want what is best for their children. Unfortunately, far too often the scars, disappointment, frustration, sadness, fear and loss left over from the parents’ “break-up” often leave a parents blinded from clearly seeing the part they play in the parental conflict and consequential stress caused to their children. The Layne Project therapists focus on helping parents accept responsibility, and make necessary changes, while accepting what they cannot change. The Layne Project strives to give parents the knowledge and tools necessary to help their children successfully maneuver through the changes in their family system.
Our Therapists specialize in the following:
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues
- Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and adjustment disorders
- Diverse family structures
- Behavioral Disorder
- Conflict Management
- Trauma Systems Therapy
- Parent Management Training
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.
- This service may be used in conjunction with the Therapy, Cooperative Parenting, Parenting Assessments and/or Individualized Parent Education Programs