Utilizing filial therapy with deployed military families

Janet Froeschle Hicks, Natalie Lenard, Janna Brendle

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Current research focuses primarily on the impact of military deployment on soldiers, without taking into account the soldier's family. As a result, many children, partners, and family members struggle with deployment-related changes in the family structure, yet have few resources. Filial therapy offers a unique strategy for assisting the entire family system. This article discusses problems experienced by families and their children 2 to 10 years of age when faced with military deployment, describes filial therapy as a strategy, and offers a case study to aid counselors in the implementation of strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-216
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Play Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • children
  • deployment
  • filial therapy
  • postdeployment


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