When a parent’s ability to safely be around a child is in question
it may be appropriate for a court to order supervised visitation. This
occurs when the child and the parent engage in contact while a relative
or agency observes the interactions to ensure the safety and/or appropriateness
of the contact between the parent and child.
Therapeutic visitation occurs when a child and parent engage in counseling
sessions with a licensed therapist to work through difficulties that may
exist. This could be due to fear from a child, parental alienation issues
or a general discord between parent and child. The therapist would then
attempt to work through the difficulties between the parent and the child.