ERIC Number: EJ1034666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Play Therapy in School Counseling
Trice-Black, Shannon; Bailey, Carrie Lynn; Kiper Riechel, Morgan E.
Professional School Counseling, v16 n5 p303-312 2013
Play therapy is an empirically supported intervention used to address a number of developmental issues faced in childhood. Through the natural language of play, children and adolescents communicate feelings, thoughts, and experiences. Schools provide an ideal setting for play therapy in many ways; however, several challenges exist in implementing play therapy as a preventative or responsive intervention in the school setting. This article presents a brief overview of play therapy as a component of a comprehensive developmental school counseling program. The authors present a case study outlining how child-centered play therapy as a theoretical approach to play therapy can be used to effectively work with a child experiencing emotional and academic issues in the school setting.
Descriptors: Play, Therapy, School Counseling, Case Studies, Intervention, Child Development, Emotional Disturbances, Counseling Techniques, Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A