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ERIC Number: EJ840396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1342
Child-Centered Play Therapy in Management of Somatoform Disorders
Dutta, Renuka; Mehta, Manju
Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, v2 n3 p85-88 2006
Introduction: Child-centered play therapy is a well recognized and research-supported form of child psychotherapy. Methods: Fifteen children in the age range of 5-11 years (eight girls and seven boys) with somatoform disorder were administered 25 sessions of non directive play therapy. Parents received 3 reflective counseling sessions. Children were assessed with "Children's Global Assessment Scale," "Interview Schedule for Children and Adolescents," "and Child Behaviour Checklist." Results: The mean scores on global functioning and social competence increased and symptom severity decreased significantly at post assessment. Conclusions: Child-centered play therapy along with reflective parent counseling is an effective intervention for somatoform disorders. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist