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Treatment for Childhood Refugee Trauma: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
International Journal of Play Therapy
  • April A. Schottelkorb, Boise State University
  • Diana M. Doumas, Boise State University
  • Rhyan Garcia, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2012
Abstract
The authors investigated the effectiveness of child-centered play therapy (CCPT) in comparison with an evidence-based intervention, trauma-focused cognitive–behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) with traumatized refugee children aged 6 to 13. Thirty-one traumatized refugee children were randomly assigned to participate in CCPT or TF-CBT in the elementary school setting in the northwest United States. Results indicated that both CCPT and TF-CBT were effective in reducing trauma symptoms according to child and parent report. Findings support the use of CCPT in treating traumatized refugee children.
Citation Information
April A. Schottelkorb, Diana M. Doumas and Rhyan Garcia. "Treatment for Childhood Refugee Trauma: A Randomized, Controlled Trial" International Journal of Play Therapy (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/april_schottelkorb/1/