Proving the effectiveness of play therapy to third party payors, the legal community, mental health professionals, school administrators, parents, and critics of play therapy is necessary for the acceptance of play therapy as a viable intervention for the growing number of children
The practice of play therapy requires extensive specialized education, training, and experience. A play therapist is a licensed mental health professional who has earned a Master’s or Doctorate degree in a mental health field with considerable general clinical experience and supervision. With advanced,
Compared with findings specifically targeting play therapy efficacy, Casey and Berman (1985) reported a mean effect size of 0.65 for 20 published studies that they coded as using play techniques, with LeBlanc and Ritchie (2001) reporting an almost identical effect size of 0.66 for 42 play therapy studies.
Published in: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice · 2005Authors: Sue C Bratton · Dee C Ray · Tammy Rhine · Leslie JonesAffiliation: University of North Texas · University of Central FloridaAbout: Outcomes research · Standard deviation · Psychological intervention · Mental health
Abstract. Play therapy represents a unique form of treatment that is not only geared toward young children, but is translated into a language children can comprehend and utilize—the language of play. For the referring provider or practitioner, questions may remain regarding the nature, course, and efficacy of …
Play therapy is one of the most common counseling modalities with children; yet many researchers and practitioners are skeptical about its effectiveness. In this discussion, we will analyze the importance of research and evaluation of play therapy.
Play therapy usually occurs in weekly sessions for an average of 20 sessions lasting 30 to 45 minutes each. The efficacy of play therapy with children: A meta-analytic review of treatment
Play therapy may benefit the child in a variety of ways such as encouraging creativity, promoting healing from traumatic events, facilitating the expression of emotions, encouraging the development of positive decision-making skills, introducing new ways of …
There has been little thorough research conducted on the efficacy of play as a therapeutic intervention tool for children. The two major foci of therapeutic work with children are outcome research and the case study approach, which appears to be the preferred method (Carroll, 2000).
Play Therapy is Deeply Reparative. He is a graduate of the Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program at The William Alanson White Institute, supervisor of psychotherapy at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, and the mental health coordinator for Northside’s Center for Child Development Early Head Start and Head Start programs.