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The use of play in the treatment of encopresis: A case study


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Abstract (summary)

In an effort to further enhance the literature regarding the treatment of children struggling KAB with encopresis, this thesis is a reflection on and analysis of a single female child and her treatment process. The thesis follows the process by which a beginning therapist worked with and modified evolving formulations of the case, gaining understanding through theoretical and therapeutic means, especially play therapy. By detailing the content and progression of the play, this case study shows the development of this case's conceptualization. This, in turn, is used to formulate appropriate interventions to address intra-familial relationships in an effort to effect change, including a reduction in the encopretic symptoms. The case is then discussed through the lens of Kohut's Self Psychology and the functions of the selfobject in this child's development. Play within the therapeutic setting was used to understand the effective and ineffective selfobjects which led this particular child into treatment for encopresis.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Social work;
Developmental psychology
Classification
0452: Social work
0620: Developmental psychology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology
Title
The use of play in the treatment of encopresis: A case study
Author
Lane, Erin E.
Number of pages
42
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0651
Source
MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124164014
Advisor
Schecter, Barbara
University/institution
Sarah Lawrence College
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1485792
ProQuest document ID
748314303
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/748314303
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