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NCJ Number: 213182 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Manual for Dynamic Group Play Therapy for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems and their Parents/Caregivers
Author(s): Barbara L. Bonner Ph.D.; C. Eugene Walker Ph.D.; Lucy Berliner MSW
Corporate Author: Ctr on Child Abuse and Neglect
United States of America
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr on Child Abuse and Neglect
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Grant Number: 90-CA-1469
Sale Source: Ctr on Child Abuse and Neglect
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Ctr
P.O. Box 26901, CHO 3-B-3406
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Curriculum
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After explaining the rationale for using dynamic group play therapy in the treatment of children with sexual behavior problems, this manual describes the treatment goals and techniques for each of 12 sessions of such a treatment program for children ages 6-12.
Abstract: Children with sexual behavior problems may be experiencing negative emotions that stem from sexual; physical; and/or emotional abuse, neglect, and/or other trauma. Play therapy assumes that play is the child's natural means of expression. Interactions of children with one another while playing together provide the context for a trained and experienced therapist to both observe and guide the children's behavior. The intent is that the children will gain insight into their own behavior and increase their ability to meet their needs in socially appropriate ways. The 12-session treatment program presented in this manual uses aspects of "client-centered" and "psychodynamic" play therapies. Client-centered play therapy assumes that children naturally address the issues that are troubling them and that the presence of an accepting, caring adult can help them understand and modify problem behaviors. Psychodynamic play therapy assumes that in the course of playing together children can gain insight into the emotions underlying their problem behaviors. Therapists become the guides who help the children understand what they are feeling and why their behavior needs to change. Specific techniques used by the therapist are acceptance, reflection, interpretation, probing, identifying patterns, the sharing of therapist's experience with the children, and facilitation of group interaction. This manual describes the distinctive settings, activities, materials, and objectives of each session. 8 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): Course materials; Problem behavior; Sex offender treatment; Sexual behavior; Treatment techniques
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