Short-Term Child-Centered Play Therapy Training With School Counselors and Teachers in Israel

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This study was designed to determine the effectiveness of short-term child-centered play therapy training with school counselor and teachers in Israel. A short-term child-centered play therapy course is an intervention that focuses on changing trainees attitudes and beliefs towards children while teaching them child-centered play therapy theory and skills. The experimental group, consisting of 18 volunteer school counselors and teachers in Israel received a total of 15 hours of child-centered play therapy didactic training with a variety of learning experiences. The control group consisted of 15 volunteer school counselors and teachers in Israel. The control group did not receive any ... continued below

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Kagan, Suzi May 2003.

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This study was designed to determine the effectiveness of short-term child-centered play therapy training with school counselor and teachers in Israel. A short-term child-centered play therapy course is an intervention that focuses on changing trainees attitudes and beliefs towards children while teaching them child-centered play therapy theory and skills.

The experimental group, consisting of 18 volunteer school counselors and teachers in Israel received a total of 15 hours of child-centered play therapy didactic training with a variety of learning experiences. The control group consisted of 15 volunteer school counselors and teachers in Israel. The control group did not receive any training. All participants completed the Play Therapy Attitude-Knowledge-Skill Survey (PTAKSS) before and after the training as a means of measuring change in attitude, knowledge and skill. A second purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of short-term child-centered play therapy training with a comparison group semester long child-centered play therapy training course at the University of North Texas.
An analysis of covariance revealed statistically significant positive increase in Knowledge subscale as compared to the control group. However the differences between the experimental and the control group were not significant on the participant's total score on the PTAKSS, their attitudes and beliefs towards children or their skill level.
A t-test revealed no significant difference between the experimental and comparison groups on the skill subscale of the PTKASS. Results indicated that there was a significant difference between the experimental and the comparison groups on the Total score, Attitude and Knowledge subscales of the PTAKSS.

This study supports the use of short-term play therapy training as an effective training model for increasing the trainee's knowledge of child-centered play therapy. It does not support the use of short-term play therapy training as an effective training model for increasing the trainee's attitudes towards children or increasing their confidence in applying play therapy skills.

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Kagan, Suzi. Short-Term Child-Centered Play Therapy Training With School Counselors and Teachers in Israel, dissertation, May 2003; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4204/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .