ERIC Number: ED026670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Pupil Discovery Training. The Application of Filial Therapy to the Teacher-Student Relationship.
Filial therapy is the process of training parents in the ideas and techniques of play therapy, so that they can continue therapy at home. Extending the same idea to the school would reach less severely disturbed children who might not otherwise receive therapy, and would expand the therapeutic community to reach many more children. Teachers, as therapists, would work preventatively, feel better equipped to discuss problems with parents, and probably benefit in overall classroom technique from the training. The 11 teachers from the Jesse Selover Elementary School in Sayreville, New Jersey, were trained in filial therapy techniques and worked with withdrawn pupils from their own classes, grades kindergarten through five. Each teacher met with the experimental pupils 45 minutes once a week for 17 weeks, and met once a week in group discussion. Significant differences were found between experimental and control groups, the experimental reaching regular classroom average in social behavior. (BP)
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Authoring Institution: Sayreville Public Schools, NJ.