Effectiveness of Group Play Therapy on Problematic Behaviors and Symptoms of Anxiety of Preschool Children
The current study explored the effects of child-centered group play therapy (CCGPT) on anxiety symptoms and problematic classroom behaviors of preschool children. Using a single case design, 4 preschool children with clinical levels of anxiety problems as rated by parents or teachers on the Child Behavior Checklist/Caregiver-Teacher Report Form, participated in 10 sessions of CCGPT. Participants’ problematic classroom behaviors were examined prior to and during participation in CCGPT. After participation in group play therapy, all 4 children exhibited decreased anxiety symptoms and fewer problematic classroom behaviors. A discussion of limitations and implications for future research are discussed.
Anxiety, classroom behaviors, group play therapy, preschool children
Swan, Karrie L., Marilyn Kaff, and Sara Haas. "Effectiveness of Group Play Therapy on Problematic Behaviors and Symptoms of Anxiety of Preschool Children." The Journal for Specialists in Group Work 44, no. 2 (2019): 82-98.
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