What type of client was treated by original play therapists such as Anna Freud?
How were the early client populations similar or different from the current client populations treated in play therapy?
Where the clients of the original play therapists such as Anna Freud treated?
How are these contexts similar or different than the contexts where we treat children today?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 8:46 pm ad1c9bdddf
Early populations in play therapy.
(a) What type of client was treated by original play therapists Anna Feud
A definition given to describe play therapy is "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an independent process whereas trained therapists use the therapeutic power of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve growth and optimal development (Ray & Bratton, 2000). Among the early populations in play therapy were children with physical and/or psychological disabilities who were treated with the method of adult psychoanalysis. For instance, Lantz and Raiz (2003) note that Anna Freud "broadened the scope of her father's (Sigmund Freud)' psychoanalysis to children and made a lasting profound contribution to the study of personality changes in the child" (p. 33). Her model of psychoanalysis (1965) was considered the most reliable to treat childhood psychopathology. The first major developers in play therapy emerged after analysts' efforts to apply adult psychoanalysis for adults to children were ineffective. For example, analysts found that unlike adults, children were reluctant to describe past experiences as adults in the free association of Sigmund Freud's (1961) psychoanalysis (Lee, 1997).
(b) How were the early client populations similar or different from the current client populations treated in play therapy?
Earlier therapists such as Hellmuth, Freud and Klein (1932) emphasized the importance of child therapy versus adult therapy, and the provision of play materials to children in therapy to foster their self-expression (Lee, 1997). Children were treated for withdrawal, (4) somatic complaints, (5) anxiety, and ...
This solution discusses the use of play therapy in the past.
Substance Abuse and Adolescents
I need some assistance in understanding quantitative and qualitative studies:
-Develop a research question for your chosen research method that focuses on the impact and/or influence of the clinical treatment. (substance abuse among adolescents)
- To develop a quantitative or qualitative research question can you complete the following
OPTION 1: Develop a quantitative research question associated with an experimental (or quasi experimental) design. For example: "What is the effect of Reality Therapy on symptoms of opposition and defiance associated with oppositional defiant disorder in adolescent males?"
OPTION 2: Develop a qualitative research question associated with a qualitative methodology, such as grounded theory or phenomenology. The following is an example of a question for the qualitative component of your research proposal: "What is the experience of reality therapy for adolescents with symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder?"
FOR EITHER OPTION: Support your question with a rationale for why it is an important area of investigation, citing at least one scholarly source.View Full Posting Details