Peer play psychotherapy (PPP)
Initiative Description: Approximately half of the sample consisted of children who were selected for and received twice-Weekly peer play psychotherapy (PPP) and, at-times, other mental health services from clinicians (playgroup [PG] children). The other half of the sample consisted of better functioning non-playgroup (NPG) children from the same centers. With a therapist and three or four children, playgroups meet twice a week for approximately one hour each in a small room within the preschool center
Study Results:PlayGroup children’s behavioral problems and total symptomatology decreased significantly from Time 1 to Time 2. Higher dosage of PPP was linked with higher social competence and decreased behavioral problems.
Level of Evidence: Good