Parent Coaching Informed Consent
IntroductionThis document is between you and Seattle Play Therapy, PLLC to provide you with information and scope for Parent Coaching. ScopeParent Coaching provides short-term structured, goal-focused sessions to increase parenting strategies and confidence while enhancing parent-child relationships. While our providers may also be trained in mental health and be licensed counselors or therapists, Parent Coaching is a consultation and coaching service. It is NOT a health care service and is NOT counseling or psychotherapy and should not be considered a replacement for any healthcare service of any kind.Parent Coaching is not designed to replace counseling or therapy by a licensed professional. Parent Coaching provides you with skills and tools to help support your parenting journey with your child, but they do not address mental health diagnoses, safety risks or severe anxiety. Some families may not be a good fit for Parent Coaching, in which case your provider will provide you with referrals. ApproachIn Parent Coaching sessions, you can share your concerns about your child and your struggles as parents. Your provider will listen carefully to your concerns and provide you with information and resources. Your provider will also provide you with developmentally appropriate and neurobiologically informed parenting tools, strategies, books, websites, resources for further learning.Our parenting approach and style prioritize the parent-child relationship with the aim of helping you raise well-adjusted, emotionally competent children, rather than specifically targeting behavioral change. Our hope is that by providing parents with individualized parenting strategies based on your situation, while prioritizing a connected relationship, you will increase your confidence as a parent while building your child’s confidence and emotional competence.AppointmentsParent Coaching may be scheduled for either 25-minute or 50-minute sessions, depending on your needs and your provider.To maintain the boundaries and limitations of Parent Coaching, we limit coaching sessions to no more than 20 hours per year.Appointments are scheduled for a mutually agreed upon time and take place via Zoom or phone.Cancellation PolicyBecause your time is saved for you, we require a 48 hours’ notice if rescheduling is required. For situations in which 48-hours’ notice is not provided, you will not receive a refund. This is not meant to be punitive, but rather a respectful agreement of our time together.Any appointments paid in advance are not refundable if you choose not to continue with Parent Coaching for any reason.FeesFees for services are $150 per 50-minute session. We offer payment packages on our website. Payments for Parent Coaching are made in advance of your appointment. We will provide you with a receipt for your services, but not a Superbill as this is not a health care service and therefore not reimbursable by insurance or Health Saving Accounts.PrivacyWe protect your privacy when meeting for Parent Coaching services. This means we generally do not share information shared with us with anyone outside of Seattle Play Therapy. However, the legal protections of confidentiality for healthcare information do not apply to Parent Coaching services.Since Parent Coaching providers are mandated reporters, we are required by law to disclose certain information including suspected abuse or neglect of children under RCW 26.44 or suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults under RCW 74.34. Because Parent Coaching is not a health care service, the psychotherapist/client privilege does not apply.
Consent for Parent Coaching
By signing below and scheduling Parent Coaching sessions, I understand and agree to the contents of this document specifically to include the following highlighted points:
Consent for Video (Optional)
Seattle Play Therapy would like to request your permission to video record our Parent Coaching sessions for education and teaching purposes. The video recordings will be stored securely according to HIPAA standards for client information.
I understand the following:
By providing my electronic signature, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the terms applied to video consent and that my consent is entirely voluntary and will not impact my services in any way.