"How do I explain to a 5-year-old child that his trial is confidential? -This is not possible! And will he even understand it? "- I heard from a therapist with several years of experience in therapeutic work with children. IT IS POSSIBLE AND EVEN NECESSARY IN CHILD THERAPY
Confidentiality in a child's therapeutic process is like a nest for chicks, where they can safely develop naturally and when the time comes - fly out on their own wings. Confidentiality creates a sense of place for the child that is safe and serves their development. Without confidentiality there is no process. Without confidentiality there is no therapeutic alliance.
Let's look at where these difficulties with confidentiality come from?
As you can see, the confidentiality of the child's process is the responsibility of the therapist towards the child, towards the parents, towards colleagues.
You will find out, among other things, how to protect the child's process and how to communicate to the child what the confidentiality of his or her process is - at the Play Therapy training course, to which I warmly invite all those who want to help children in a conscious manner.
Our job as child therapists is to protect the child.
Confidentiality is a great gift from us therapists to the child, it is a gift that perhaps the child has never received before from anyone, not even from his parents, and is not aware of it, because only fusion with others and not autonomy has determined his value in the eyes of others and his own.