Filiz Çetin (Turkey)

Filiz Çetin, M.A., CertCCPT-I, CertFT-I is a Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist-Instructor and Certified Filial Therapist-Supervior-Instructor in Istanbul, Turkey. She got her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Psychological Counseling from Bogazici University in 1996 and 1999 respectively. Her M.A. thesis was on “Social Skills Training Program for Children” which was then published as a book that was the first of its kind in Turkey. Filiz translated the book, A Parent’s Handbook of Filial Therapy (VanFleet, 2012), into Turkish and she is one of the authors of the chapter on Filial Therapy in the Routledge International Handbook of Play Therapy published in 2021. She is a Certified Filial Therapy Instructor and has been running child-centered play therapy and Filial Therapy training and certification programs throughout Turkey since 2009. She has trained hundreds of colleagues who are interested in play therapy and Filial Therapy. She has written articles and provided supervision on child-centered play therapy and Filial Therapy in a variety of cities in Turkey. She produced an introductory video for parents and professionals, Child-Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy, and her work received the 2012 award for “outstanding contributions to the practice and training of Filial Therapy” from the Family Enhancement &Play Therapy Center.

Filiz Çetin

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