Treating children with psychosis: an integrative play therapy approach

Green, Eric J., Fazio-Griffith, Laura and Parson, Judi 2015, Treating children with psychosis: an integrative play therapy approach, International journal of play therapy, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 162-176, doi: 10.1037/a0039026.

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Title Treating children with psychosis: an integrative play therapy approach
Author(s) Green, Eric J.
Fazio-Griffith, Laura
Parson, JudiORCID iD for Parson, Judi
Journal name International journal of play therapy
Volume number 24
Issue number 3
Start page 162
End page 176
Total pages 15
Publisher American Psychological Association
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2015-01-01
ISSN 1555-6824
Keyword(s) childhood psychosis
family interventions
integrative play therapy
Summary Children affected by psychosis often endure unresolved mental health and psychosocial disturbances that impede social, academic, and behavioral functioning (Algon, Yi, Calkins, Kohler, & Borgmann-Winter, 2012). This article provides clinicians with a discussion of play therapy and empirically informed techniques to improve treatment outcomes for children diagnosed with psychosis. The literature review comprises various aspects of this unique pediatric population, including prevalence, assessment/evaluation, symptoms, and psychosocial treatment. Additionally, an integrative play therapy approach is highlighted, comprising (a) family interventions (McFarlane, Dixon, Lukens, & Lucksted, 2003), (b) psychosocial approaches (Green & Drewes, 2013; Stewart & Green, 2015), and (c) school-based support (Flanagan, Allen, & Henry, 2010). The article concludes with a case study depicting the psychological challenges a typical child with psychosis encounters and the associated treatment options available to play therapy practitioners from an integrative standpoint.
Language eng
DOI 10.1037/a0039026
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, American Psychological Association
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