School Phobia

An 8 years old child developed school phobia. The parents reported no significant event took place in the last few months prior to therapy. MT suggested a conflict between the child and her teacher. The child could not shed any more light on the issue at first, but, later at home she could tell her mom that her teacher blamed her that she is bullying other kids and that she needs to stop this behavior or the teacher will talk to her parents. The girl was afraid to tell her parents about that, worrying they will punish her. She told that these warnings went on for few weeks. Her tension grew up till she refused to go to school anymore. IPEC Therapy combined with play therapy helped the child to get out of this mental block of being trapped between the teacher and her parents. After few sessions, she was able to return to school, not before her parents had a long talk with the teacher.