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Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Flores-Torres, Leila L.; Kranz, Peter L.; Lund, Nick L. – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2005
There is a paucity of literature on the application of client-centered play therapy to diverse cultures. In this regard, the purpose of the article is to discuss considerations related to using Axline's eight principles of play therapy with Mexican-American children. The principles involve multicultural acceptance and understanding, relationship…
Descriptors: Children, Mexican Americans, Counseling Techniques, Play Therapy
Ohlson, E. Lamonte – Canadian Counsellor, 1976
Play therapy acts as a medium of expression for children. The purpose of this article is to outline a methodological approach as well as to emphasize the necessity of including the parent in the play therapy situation. (Author)
Descriptors: Children, Counselor Role, Helping Relationship, Parent Child Relationship
Kottman, Terry – 2001
This book provides an atheoretical orientation to basic concepts involved in play therapy and an introduction to different skills used in play therapy. The demand for mental professionals and school counselors who have training and expertise in using play as a therapeutic tool when working with children has increased tremendously. In response to…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Children, College Students, Counseling Techniques
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Landreth, Garry L. – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1993
Child-centered play therapy can be used effectively by elementary school counselors to aid change and growth in variety of developmental problem areas experienced by children. Suggests using child-centered play therapy with children experiencing learning disabilities, divorce, lack of self-control, depression, abuse, socially inappropriate…
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Baggerly, Jennifer; Parker, Max – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2005
African American boys face numerous challenges in society within the United States, including prejudice, discrimination, racism, economic hardship, limited access to support services, educational biases, and community violence. According to Pierce (1988), the psychic assault of subtle racism against African American boys erode their…
Descriptors: Play, Males, African American Children, Elementary School Students
Carmichael, Karla D. – 1992
This paper notes that therapists often feel unqualified to deal with special populations of children because of a lack of understanding of the universalness of play therapy. Suggestions are offered for beginning play therapists who may work with a number of special populations of children. It is recommended that the social learning approach to…
Descriptors: Children, Chronic Illness, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques
Leland, Henry – 1982
Four developmental outcomes of children's play were identified as acquaintance with the environment and the development of cognitive activity, verification of incidental learning, the development through sensory and motoric activities of relationships with objects and persons, and experience with roles and rules. A child developing atypically may…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Play, Play Therapy
Bishop, Jay – Canadian Counsellor, 1978
Poetry, art and music are avenues open to the play therapist in optimizing self-help processes within children. Using creative events in the counseling-learning process helps children bridge gaps between fantasy and reality. Art and creativity may be the better conceptual base for counseling children and building educational theory. (Author)
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Counseling, Creative Expression, Creativity
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Wilson, Kate; Ryan, Virginia – Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 2002
This article argues that non-directive play therapy offers an approach that is well suited to addressing adolescent concerns. The argument is illustrated by two accounts of therapy that show how a more traditional non-directive counseling approach was combined with play therapy by the adolescents themselves, allowing exploration of emotional…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Case Studies, Child Abuse
Field, Thomas A.; Ghoston, Michelle R. – American Counseling Association, 2020
This innovative text is the first to illustrate how neuroscience concepts can be translated and applied to counseling with children and adolescents. Drs. Field and Ghoston discuss general principles for child and adolescent counseling before examining neurophysiological development from birth to age 18. They then provide in-session examples of…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Children, Adolescents, Neurosciences
Edwards, Joshua M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This phenomenological study examined the experiences and perceptions of child-centered play therapists who deliver shortened sessions in the clinic setting. Using the phenomenological analysis procedures based on Moustakas' modified Stevick-Colaizzi-Keen method, a coding team of three doctoral students found 10 themes related to child-centered…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Time, Children, Counseling Techniques
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Kranz, Peter L.; Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Flores-Torres, Leila; Steele, Richard; Lund, Nick L. – Education, 2005
There is a dearth of literature on multicultural aspects of play therapy, particularly for Mexican-American children. According to Landreth (2002), it is of utmost importance that children be able to communicate in a way that is most natural to them. The literature currently reflects a playroom based mostly on middle class European-American…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Mexican Americans, Minority Group Children, Hispanic American Culture
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Carmichael, Karla – Reading Improvement, 1991
Reviews the literature concerning the role of play therapy (particularly sandplay and nondirected play therapy) in the improvement of reading. Suggests that the role of play therapy is to support the child, encourage the child, and build self-esteem thus creating the optimal learning environment for reading improvement. (RS)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Literature Reviews, Play, Play Therapy
Landreth, Garry L. – 1991
Play therapy, described as a dynamic approach to counseling with children which allows the therapist to fully experience the child's world, is discussed in this book. These topics are presented: (1) the meaning of play, including functions of play and symbolic play; (2) history and development of play therapy, including psychoanalytic, release,…
Descriptors: Children, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship
LELAND, HENRY; SMITH, DANIEL E. – 1965
THE USE OF PLAY THERAPY WITH MENTALLY SUBNORMAL CHILDREN IS EXPLORED, AS IT ENABLES SUCH CHILDREN TO REALIZE THEIR POTENTIALS AND TO INTERACT MORE ADEQUATELY WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT. A CONSIDERATION OF GENERAL AND THEORETICAL PROBLEMS AND A CONCEPTION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF MAN'S ESSENTIAL QUALITIES ARE PRESENTED. A GENERALIZED THEORY OF PLAY…
Descriptors: Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavior Theories, Children
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