Family System Play Therapy: An Integrative Approach
family & couples therapy training, family therapy interventions, play therapy
Although the roots of family therapy are firmly embedded in a family systems approach to treating child-focused problems, recent research suggests that the treatment of young children is relatively uncommon among family therapists. One possible reason is the dearth of family systems-based approaches for treating children. After reviewing existing treatments for children’s presenting problems, an integrated approach to family play therapy which draws upon structural, attachment, and play therapies, is theoretically conceptualized. This approach is applied to a case example of family therapy with a 9-year old boy with behavior problems and his parents. Implications for clinical application and future research are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Lexie Pfeifer Daley, Richard B. Miller, Roy A. Bean & Megan Oka (2018) Family System Play Therapy: An Integrative Approach, The American Journal of Family Therapy, 46:5, 421-436.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Daley, Lexie Pfeifer; Miller, Richard B.; Bean, Roy A.; and Oka, Megan, "Family System Play Therapy: An Integrative Approach" (2019). Faculty Publications. 4095.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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