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ERIC Number: ED549358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 144
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2673-7718-0
The Effect of a Workshop on School Counselor Trainee's Child-Centered Play Therapy Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes, and Self-Estimate of Counseling Abilities
Pereira, Jennifer K.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida
The results of this experimental study have demonstrated that following participation in a 12-hour training in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), school counselor trainees significantly increased their CCPT knowledge and skills in employing CCPT, as compared to a control group. Participants reported that they had learned enough of the philosophy of CCPT to be able to employ it in their work with children. Participants also reported higher comfort levels in using the specific skills of tracking, reflective listening, limit-setting and returning responsibility to help children in the counseling process. There was positive growth observed on workshop participants' attitudes toward children and self-estimate of counseling ability, these changes were also found to be statistically significant. Although future research into child-centered approaches and school counselors is necessary and recommended, the results of the current study suggest that providing even abbreviated training in CCPT philosophy and techniques to school counselor trainees allows for greater skill development and attitude change for their work with children. This allows school counselors to be successful in their work with children in the school setting, helping them to better align with the ASCA National Model of Service Provision. [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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