ERIC Number: ED201919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
A Novel Family Intervention: Training Parents as Play Therapists.
Nickerson, Eileen T.
One of the most promising contemporary approaches to working therapeutically with children and their parents and families is to employ the parents and/or other family members as play-agents, or play therapists. The incorporation of parents and other family or family-surrogate figures into the play therapeutic treatment of children has therapeutic benefits for all parties to the transaction, because problem children are symptomatic of parental and family-wide problems in interpersonal functioning. Approaches to training parents include: behavior modification and change, filial therapy, and family therapy. Training parents to play therapeutically with their children can benefit the entire family system. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).