Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Play therapy; Aggressiveness in children;
The purpose of this literature review was to investigate the effectiveness of various play therapy interventions for decreasing developmentally inappropriate aggression of children. Psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and person-centered approaches of play therapy were reviewed. Each of the three theoretical approaches to therapy was described in relation to the aggressive behaviors of children. Similarities and differences among the three therapies were discussed. Efficacy of the interventions was presented based on published literature only. More studies of the various types of play therapy, particularly in relation to the aggressive behaviors of children, need to be conducted and results disseminated.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Annette Iverson Carmer
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©2000 Jennifer M. Brehm
Brehm, Jennifer M., "Play therapy for children with aggressive behavior" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 415.