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QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE USE OF PLAY IN THE CLINICAL

PRACTICE OF ITALIAN PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Goals

In this paper presented at the first CBT-Italy congress, November 4-5, 2022 a survey work is carried out aimed at understanding the frequency with which psychotherapists with a CBT orientation, use play in clinical practice; to know the characteristics with which play is used in the therapeutic setting; to know how many of them have received specific training and, if they know Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT).

Results

The results of this survey showed that Play turns out to be an essential element in the clinical practice of Italian psychotherapists, especially those with a CBT orientation, as it can be used for all ages, at different stages of the therapeutic path and with different purposes. The survey underscores the great interest in the use of play.However, this survey also highlights the lack of knowledge about how play can be applied within developmental cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL PLAY THERAPY AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT DISORDERS: A SINGLE CASE STUDY.

Goals

In this paper presented at the first CBT-Italy congress, November 4-5, 2022 a survey work is carried out aimed at understanding the frequency with which psychotherapists with a CBT orientation, use play in clinical practice; to know the characteristics with which play is used in the therapeutic setting; to know how many of them have received specific training and, if they know Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT).

Case study

It’s 8-year-old child with aggressive behavior and conduct problems underwent 20 sessions of CBPT over a 6-month period and was evaluated at three time points: pre-treatment (T1), post-treatment (T2) and 12-month follow-up (T3). At each assessment, parents and teachers completed the Child Behaviour Checklist (Achenbach and Rescorla; 2001) and the Conners Rating Scales (Conners, 2007). In addition, data were collected on baseline monitoring of aggressive behavior and frequency of conduct problems.

Intervention

The intervention was developed following the phases of the S. Knell (1999) model: introduction/orientation, assessment, intermediate and conclusion. Play therapy activities (Kaduson, Schaefer, 2002) were used to improve problem solving and literacy and emotional regulation through the use of puppetry, storytelling and expressive arts.

Results

The results of this survey showed that Play turns out to be an essential element in the clinical practice of Italian psychotherapists, especially those with a CBT orientation, as it can be used for all ages, at different stages of the therapeutic path and with different purposes. The survey underscores the great interest in the use of play.However, this survey also highlights the lack of knowledge about how play can be applied within developmental cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL PLAY THERAPY (CBPT) AND EMOTIONAL DISREGULATION: A SINGLE CASE STUDY

Goals

The present work presented at ICCP 2021: 10th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy – VIRTUAL CONGRESS, 13th-15th May 2021 aims to verify the effectiveness of CBPT treatment on the reduction of problem behaviors and on the development of coping skills aimed at emotional regulation.

Case study

This is the case of a 7-year-old boy with anger management problems. The study design: pre-treatment (T1), post-treatment (T2) and 30-month follow-up (T3) evaluation. The tools used are Child Behavior Checklist (Achenbach and Rescorla; 2001); Conners Rating Scales (Conners, 2007) and monitoring the baseline frequency of problem behaviors.

Intervention

The intervention protocol was structured in 15 CBPT sessions over a 6 month period. Previously 12 Child Centered Play Therapy – CCPT sessions were conducted to ensure a safe climate and child acceptance. The intervention was developed following the steps of the S. Knell model (1999): introduction/ orientation, evaluation, development and conclusion.

Results

Play therapy activities (Kaduson, Schaefer, 2002) have been used to improve problem solving, literacy, and emotional regulation through the use of puppetry, storytelling and expressive arts.

MANUAL: COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL PLAY THERAPY

What is cognitive behavioral play therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy is an intervention that adapts cognitive and behavioral techniques in a play setting with young children. This intervention emphasizes the direct involvement of the child, with various issues, in the therapeutic process. In addition, regular meetings are scheduled with parents in order to gather information about the child’s progress, monitor and intervene by giving key directions to achieve therapeutic goals.

Purposes

In light of scientific evidence, with this book the author argues that the Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy model embedded in a developmental psychotherapy pathway can provide an immediate and concrete response to the psychological distress of children and their families.

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