Home-Based Therapy

Have you ever thought that it would be a lot more effective if the therapist could really see your child in action? That’s the gist of home-based therapy. We talk with Stephanie Glickman, a licensed clinical social worker at the Clinical Director of the Family Centered Treatment Foundation and an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte’s School of Social Work.

In this episode we cover:

  • What is home-based therapy?
  • Is it family therapy or child therapy?
  • Why is it so effective for families struggling with behavioral issues?
  • What type of issues respond well to in-home therapy?
  • What does the research show about the effectiveness of home-based therapy vs. residential placement?
  • How does it work? How often does the therapist come? How long do they stay? How long does it need to continue?
  • What if the child does not act out while the therapist is in the home?
  • Who participates? Parents? Siblings? Others?
  • Are their confidentiality concerns with this type of therapy?
  • What are some of the advantages and disadvantages?
  • How does the cost of this therapy compare to office-based therapy?
  • Does Medicaid cover it?
  • How do you find an in-home therapist that is knowledgeable about adoption and fostering and the trauma these kids may have experienced?
  • What are some tips for knowing if you have found a good fit between the therapist and your family?
  • Family Centered Treatment Foundation

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Music Credit: Michael Ashworth

Image Credit: August de Richelieu