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Perceived efficacy of play therapy as a treatment modality in schools


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

The use, prevalence, and efficacy of play therapy in schools were investigated. An analysis of survey results from 134 school psychologists indicated 40% of respondents use play therapy in schools. Factors such as training vs. non training and type of play therapy training, particularly workshops, were significant factors in play therapy usage. Significant barriers included lack of administrative support and training. In most cases, even those who reported that they were Non Users, endorsed using play therapy techniques, indicated they would use play therapy for given scenarios, and selected play therapy as a treatment for proposed vignettes. Implications suggest the need for increased emphasis on play therapy training through workshops, and increased administrative support to ease play therapy implementation in schools.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychotherapy;
Behaviorial sciences;
Educational psychology
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
0384: Behaviorial sciences
0525: Educational psychology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Psychology; Play therapy; School psychology
Title
Perceived efficacy of play therapy as a treatment modality in schools
Author
Berkowitz, Dovid
Number of pages
69
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0287
Source
DAI-B 66/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496978137, 0496978136
Advisor
Kaufman, Judith
University/institution
Fairleigh Dickinson University
University location
United States -- New Jersey
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3163477
ProQuest document ID
305370040
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305370040
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