Therapeutic Supervised Visitation
Therapeutic Supervised Visitation is the experiential teaching of parenting skills through play during the court ordered time parents and children spend together.
Like all Supervised Visitation, the first goal is to provide physical and emotional safety for the child. In Therapeutic Supervised Visitation (TSV), a therapist plays a more active role, teaching the parent skills they need so that access can be increased progressively and safely as the parent demonstrates those skills.
TSV is an appropriate tool for situations in which one of the goals is family reunification or increased contact for an estranged parent, particularly when that parent needs to increase or demonstrate appropriate parenting skills.
In addition to teaching skills, the Therapeutic Supervisor is also evaluating and documenting their progress on measurable scales. These measures of progress are the basis for the Therapeutic Supervisor to make recommendations about the progression of supervision. When parents demonstrate readiness, visitation can progressed by increasing their duration or their frequency. Progressive visitation may also include moving from an office to a more public setting, or by gradually reducing the participation of the Supervisor, and the level of supervision.
Each progression in supervision also provides the parent with new challenges, and therefore opportunities to further refine their parenting skills.
Each Supervision contract is customized to meet the identified needs and history of the family and can be created in consultation with the Court, CPS, or other interested party.
If you have any questions regarding these services, please feel free to contact:
|Mark Dittloff, LPC, LSOT||940-382-5328 x19|
Mark works with individuals, couples, and families age 3 and older in our Denton office. Just a few of his practice areas include
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