The Efficacy of Play Therapy With Children: A Meta-Analytic Review of Treatment Outcomes

@article{Bratton2005TheEO,
  title={The Efficacy of Play Therapy With Children: A Meta-Analytic Review of Treatment Outcomes},
  author={Sue C. Bratton and Dee C. Ray and Tammy J. Rhine and Leslie Jones},
  journal={Professional Psychology: Research and Practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={376-390}
}
The efficacy of psychological interventions for children has long been debated among mental health professionals; however, only recently has this issue received national attention, with the U.S. Public Health Service (2000) emphasizing the critical need for early intervention and empirically validated treatments tailored to children’s maturational needs. Play therapy is a developmentally responsive intervention widely used by child therapists but often criticized for lacking an adequate… 

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