Family Reunification therapy is a complex, therapeutic process that comes into play in high conflict divorce cases, where one parent is not seeing the child. The purpose and goals of Family Reunification therapy vary, but RT is designed to provide a safe place, under the supervision of a licensed professional, where the damaged relationship between child and noncustodial parent can begin the process of repair. To begin this therapeutic intervention, the first step is to go to mediation and work out an agreement with the custodial parent and request Family Reunification therapy in order to make contact with the child.
Therapeutic supervised visitation services are designed to provide specialized and intensive services to vulnerable children and their parents, who cannot have unsupervised access to their children due a court order. This service allows visiting parents to receive support from skilled clinicians so that the parent-child relationship can safely continue and be strengthened while pending legal issues are addressed by the child protective and court systems.