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Chazan, Saralea; Cohen, Esther – Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 2010
Twenty-three children, aged four to eight years, who had been exposed to violent attacks, were videotaped in individual 40-minute play sessions. These play narratives were recorded by a student researcher trained in narrative analysis and play therapy. She then sorted these play vignettes into three patterns of post-traumatic play, defined in the…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Violence, Counseling Techniques
Earls, Melissa K. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Social Skills Group Play Therapy on remedying the social skills deficits of adolescent African-American males. Additionally, the study investigated whether age and grade level impacted the outcome of the intervention. The participants were adolescent African-American males ages 10 to…
Descriptors: African Americans, Intervention, Males, Psychological Patterns
Shott, Elizabeth F.; Warren, Mary Ellen – Zero to Three (J), 2011
Infant mental health specialists are increasingly expected to treat complex mental health disorders in very young children. Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder which can lead to functional impairment across home, preschool, and community settings. The authors share their experiences with Keylah, a preschooler with significant social anxiety…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Mental Health, Communication Disorders, Preschool Children
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Ray, Dee C.; Henson, Robin K.; Schottelkorb, April A.; Brown, April Garofano; Muro, Joel – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
The purpose of the present study was to explore the effect of both short- and long term Child-Centered Play Therapy on teacher-student relationship stress. Teachers identified 58 students exhibiting emotional and behavioral difficulties who were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups. Students in the short-term intensive play therapy…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teacher Characteristics, Statistical Significance, Effect Size
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Baggerly, Jennifer; Abugideiri, Salma Elkadi – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
This article describes Sunni Muslims' view of death, mourning and burial rituals, and accepted healing practices. Interventions for addressing death with Muslim children, group counseling, play therapy, and community outreach are discussed. A case study of interventions for coping with a preschool Muslim boy's death is provided.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preschool Children, Grief, Muslims
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Shen, Yih-Jiun – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2008
The reasons for elementary and secondary school counselors' use or nonuse of play therapy were surveyed with 239 Texas public school counselors. Play therapy users applied the approach because of intervention advantages, counselor's philosophy, counselor's rewarding counseling outcomes, convincing empirical data, and the support of clients'…
Descriptors: Play, School Counselors, Therapy, Play Therapy
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Marks-Tarlow, Terry – American Journal of Play, 2012
The author reviews the role of play within psychotherapy. She does not discuss the formal play therapy especially popular for young children, nor play from the Jungian perspective that encourages the use of the sand tray with adults. Instead, she focuses on the informal use of play during psychotherapy as it is orchestrated intuitively. Because…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling Techniques, Play
Shortill, Rob – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2011
Any activity that involves learning, whether it is for therapeutic purposes, traditional education, or outdoor education, is experiential education. In particular, outdoor educators allow participants to experiment with their behaviour in the form of play, for the most part out-of-doors. Many in the industry refer to play as adventure. Those who…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Play, Experiential Learning, Therapy
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Wardle, Elizabeth Ann; Furgerson, Karen; Davis, Rebecca; Schultz, Tara – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2015
Initially, survey research was conducted to examine the economic impact on domestic violence within a two-county area in South Texas. Surveys were distributed to the police departments in these areas to obtain this information. Once the data were collected, there was evidence that the downturn in the economy was having an effect on family…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Citizen Participation, Family Violence, Service Learning
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Ji, Yuanhong; Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Kranz, Peter L. – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2008
This article describes a number of important issues to consider in play therapy with Japanese children. They include the waiting room and playroom decor, toys, and other materials, as well as terminology that are commonly used in Japan. The layout of the small and large playrooms, use of the "Wa-Shitsu" (a traditional Japanese room…
Descriptors: Play, Children, Foreign Countries, Play Therapy
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Lambert, Simone F.; LeBlanc, Michael; Mullen, Jodi Ann; Ray, Dee; Baggerly, Jennifer; White, JoAnna; Kaplan, David – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2007
Through a joint research committee sponsored by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), The National Play Therapy in Counseling Practices Project conducted the first phase of investigation. Findings offered a snapshot of mental health providers of play therapy, regarding the nature of who they are and…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Mental Health Workers, Occupational Surveys, Organizations (Groups)
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Allen, Virginia B.; Folger, Wendy A.; Pehrsson, Dale-Elizabeth – Education, 2007
Counselor educators and other supervisors, who work with graduate student counseling interns utilizing Play Therapy, should be educated, grounded, and trained in theory, supervision, and techniques specific to Play Therapy. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Therefore, a three step model was created to assist those who do not have specific…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Play Therapy, Counselor Educators, Counselor Training
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Cornett, Nick – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2012
The call for family-centered therapeutic services, especially for families of young children, has come from governmental organizations, professional associations, practitioners, and families. Play therapists and family therapists are prime candidates to provide such services, but professional research and literature suggest that practitioners…
Descriptors: Play, Professional Associations, Family Counseling, Therapy
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Robson, Maggie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
This paper describes the therapeutic journey of Leigh (not his real name), a nine-year-old boy who was referred for play therapy due to the death of his 15-year-old brother. The play therapy was offered through a joint project called "Playing through Loss" and run jointly between a UK university and the local branch of a national…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Relaxation Training, Therapeutic Environment, Milieu Therapy
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Minne, Elizabeth Portman; Semrud-Clikeman, Margaret – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
The key features of Asperger Syndrome (AS) and high functioning autism (HFA) include marked and sustained impairment in social interactions. A multi-session, small group program was developed to increase social perception based on the assumption perceptual or interpretive problems underlying these social difficulties. Additionally, the group…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, Children
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