Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Play therapy; Teenagers -- Counseling of;
Play therapy is to the child what verbalization is to the adult (Landreth 1982). Play therapy is utilized by the major approaches in therapy: psychoanalytic, client-centered, Adlerian, group, behavioral, and family (Hughes, 1991; Schaefer, 1976; Schaefer & O'Connor, 1 1983). Play therapy provides the child a natural approach to the therapist, enabling the child to reveal ideas, wishes, fantasies and attitudes without embarrassment or fear of being censored or punished (Lebo, 1982). Whereas generally adults are able to put their feelings, frustrations, anxieties, and personal problems into some form of verbal expression, children are not.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1994 Sharon R. Freese
Freese, Sharon R., "Therapeutic use of adolescent play activities" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 2350.