Faculty Publications

Title

Effects of adlerian play therapy on children's externalizing behavior

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Adlerian theory, externalizing behaviors, play therapy, single-case research design

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Counseling and Development

Volume

93

Issue

4

First Page

418

Last Page

428

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2015

DOI of published version

10.1002/jcad.12040

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