Effects of adlerian play therapy on reducing students' disruptive behaviors
Adlerian theory, disruptive behaviors, lay therapy, school-based interventions
Journal of Counseling and Development
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.
School of Applied Human Sciences
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Meany-Walen, Kristin K.; Bratton, Sue C.; and Kottman, Terry, "Effects of adlerian play therapy on reducing students' disruptive behaviors" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1515.