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  • Main Title Behavioral Outcomes of Client-Centered Play Therapy


  • Author: Herd, Ruby H. (Ruby Helm)
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Landreth, Garry L.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Turney, Billy Lawrence, 1929-
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Beamer, George C.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: North Texas State University
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info:


  • Creation: 1969-05


  • English


  • Content Description: This study was concerned with determining the effectiveness of play therapy as measured by behavioral changes in interpersonal relationships, mature behavior patterns, and more adequate use of intellectual capacities. Client-centered play therapy appears to have grown out of the concept that it is the relationship between the therapist and the child that brings about change and growth. Rather than diagnostic or as preliminary to therapy, the relationship itself is seen as therapy. Problems are seen not in terms of their historical past, but rather as they exist in the immediate present and in terms of the child's own means of expression. The relationship offers to the child the opportunity to experience growth under the most favorable conditions. Like its adult counterpart, client-centered counseling, client-centered play therapy is based upon the hypotheses that the individual has within himself the capacity for growth and self-direction, and that these growth impulses are released within the therapeutic relationship established between the therapist and the child. This study was conducted to investigate changes in behavior which occur as a result of play therapy and to determine that such changes do not occur in the absence of play therapy. It was a direct outgrowth of an ongoing program developed at the Pupil Appraisal Center of North Texas.
  • Physical Description: v, 116 leaves


  • Keyword: client-centered play therapy
  • Keyword: interpersonal relationships
  • Keyword: intellectual capacities
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Play therapy.


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Denton County - Denton
  • Coverage Date: 1968


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Herd, Ruby H. (Ruby Helm)
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002778121-Herd
  • Call Number: 379 N81d no.285
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1478566
  • OCLC: 25604080
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc500298


  • Academic Department: School of Education
  • Degree Discipline: Education
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Education
  • Degree Publication Type: disse
  • Degree Grantor: North Texas State University