School-based Adlerian play therapy
Initiative Description: The two participants received biweekly Adlerian play therapy sessions each week for 6 weeks. They received an individual session at the beginning of the week and a group session (both participants together) near the end of the week. The group sessions were conducted at the school and lasted 45 minutes and incorporated principles of Adlerian play therapy with group play therapy.
Study Results: Adlerian play therapy was clearly effective in reducing targeted behaviors as evidenced by very effective treatment results for the intervention and follow-up phases on the DOF On-task, Total Problems, and ADHD scales.
Reference: Meany-Walen, K. K., Teeling, S., Davis, A., Artley, G., & Vignovich, A. (2016). Effectiveness of a Play Therapy Intervention on Children’s Externalizing and Off-Task Behaviors. Professional School Counseling. https://doi.org/10.5330/1096-2409-20.1.89
Level of Evidence: Good