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ERIC Number: ED522427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 119
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-9435-3
The Efficacy of Child-Centered Play Therapy with Hispanic Spanish-Speaking Children when Conducted by a Monolingual English-Speaking Counselor
McGee, Lola V.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Commerce
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of child-centered play therapy as an intervention when the client and the counselor do not speak the same language. The participants of the study were 34 Spanish-speaking children of Hispanic descent ranging in age from 4 to 8 who were referred to counseling for exhibiting externalizing behavior problems, internalizing behavior problems, and adjustment difficulties. The participants were randomly assigned to a treatment group which received 30-minutes of child-centered play therapy once a week for 8 weeks or a wait-list control group which received 8 weeks of child-centered play therapy after the treatment group concluded. Split plot analysis of variance was used to analyze the results. The teachers reported a statistically significant reduction in overall problematic behavior and externalizing behaviors across time. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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