"Play therapy is a long-established psychotherapeutic modality for working with children in diverse settings such as clinical, educative, and community based . Meta-analyses indicated that Play Therapy is developmentally and culturally sensitive across a broad range of presenting paediatric mental health difficulties, with a beneficial treatment effect [2,3]. Humanistic models of Play Therapy that include parents produce the most beneficial treatment outcomes" (Renshaw, 2023).
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- Renshaw, K. L. (2023). Connor struggles to stay in school. In J. A. Parson, B. J. Dean & N. A. Hadiprodjo (Eds.), Integrating therapeutic play for nursing and allied health care: A developmentally sensitive approach to communicating with children. Springer. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-16938-0_13