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ERIC Number: EJ900534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6846
Outcomes and Stages of Child-Centered Play Therapy for a Child with Highly Disruptive Behavior Driven by Self-Concept Issues
Cochran, Jeff L.; Cochran, Nancy H.; Fuss, Angela; Nordling, William J.
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, v49 n2 p231-246 Fall 2010
Children with highly disruptive behavior present problems for their peers and are often a heavy burden to the schools, teachers, counselors, and other adults who care for them. Without successful intervention, such children certainly face lives of high risk, emotional pain, and ever-increasing difficulty; from a humanistic perspective, such an outcome would present the loss of personal, social, and academic potential. Aggressive disruptive behavior of children is the most common presenting problem area for psychotherapists, including play therapists. Play therapy, especially child-centered play therapy (CCPT), has demonstrated effectiveness across a wide range of children's mental health and behavioral problems, from developing self-efficacy to recovering from trauma and major clinical concerns. Descriptions in this case study of child-centered play therapy (CCPT) for a boy referred for highly disruptive behavior include observations of his process through stages of CCPT, teacher and parent ratings on the Child Behavior Checklist, and explanations of how CCPT worked for him. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist