Effects of adlerian play therapy on children's externalizing behavior
Adlerian theory, externalizing behaviors, play therapy, single-case research design
Journal of Counseling and Development
Without intervention, children's externalizing behaviors tend to worsen over time and increase the risk that they will experience future problems. The authors used a single-case research design with 6 Caucasian boys in kindergarten and 1st grade to measure the effectiveness of Adlerian play therapy on children's classroom behaviors. The results revealed an improvement in the children's behavior during and after the intervention, suggesting that Adlerian play therapy is a promising intervention for children's externalizing classroom behaviors.
School of Applied Human Sciences
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DOI of published version
Meany-Walen, Kristin K.; Kottman, Terry; Bullis, Quinn; and Dillman Taylor, Dalenna, "Effects of adlerian play therapy on children's externalizing behavior" (2015). Faculty Publications. 1204.