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Therapist-provided conditions in child-centered play therapy
Journal of Humanistic Counseling (2015)
  • Dr. Kimberly M. Jayne, Portland State University
  • Dee C. Ray, University of North Texas
The therapist-provided conditions of congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathy are essential to the therapeutic process in child-centered play therapy (CCPT). This grounded theory study explored how these conditions are actualized in CCPT. Participants included 4 therapists and 12 children. A process model of the conditions and implications for practice and research are discussed.
  • Counseling -- Research -- Methodology,
  • Counseling -- Research -- Case studies,
  • Play therapy -- Methodology
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Kimberly M. Jayne and Dee C. Ray. "Therapist-provided conditions in child-centered play therapy" Journal of Humanistic Counseling Vol. 54 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 86 - 103
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