Fairytales, psychodrama and action methods: ways of helping traumatized children to heal

@article{Walters2017FairytalesPA,
  title={Fairytales, psychodrama and action methods: ways of helping traumatized children to heal},
  author={Rebecca Walters},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Psychodrama und Soziometrie},
  year={2017},
  volume={16},
  pages={53-60}
}
  • R. Walters
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie
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