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dc.contributor.authorWoolf, Louise Jayne
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-12T00:08:48Z
dc.date.available2016-12-12T00:08:48Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/10088
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the present study was to develop and pilot a play therapy manual for use with maltreated children presenting with trauma symptoms or post traumatic stress disorder. Four children (aged 6-8 years) with trauma symptoms and their caregivers participated in the study. Pre and post-treatment measures included a structured diagnostic interview with the children to determine PTSD diagnosis, parent report, teacher report, and child self-report measures. While some treatment gains were observed, these were most evident where there was greater PTSD symptomatology. The play therapy manual developed for the study appeared to allow the processing of trauma for the four children involved in the study, with children responding well to the therapeutic tools utilised. Findings offer preliminary support for manualised, trauma-specific play therapy intervention with maltreated children, with further research indicated to determine both effectiveness and efficacy.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectPlay therapyen_US
dc.subjectAbused children -- Counseling ofen_US
dc.subjectTraumatic neuroses -- Treatmenten_US
dc.subjectCounseling abused childrenen_US
dc.titlePlaying for real : play therapy with children traumatised by maltreatment : a pilot study : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Psychology at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M. Sc.)en_US


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