Faculty Publications

Title

Effects of adlerian play therapy on reducing students' disruptive behaviors

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Adlerian theory, disruptive behaviors, lay therapy, school-based interventions

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Counseling and Development

Volume

92

Issue

1

First Page

47

Last Page

56

Abstract

This randomized controlled study examined the effectiveness of Adlerian play therapy (AdPT) with 58 elementary school students (48% Latino, 33% European American, 19% African American) exhibiting disruptive classroom behaviors. Teachers and raters blinded to treatment group assignment reported that children in the experimental group demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in behavior problems and that AdPT demonstrated moderate to large treatment effects. Teachers also reported a statistically significant reduction in stress in their relationships with students receiving AdPT. © 2014 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1002/j.1556-6676.2014.00129.x

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