Group Theraplay is an innovative counseling approach that can be applied in schools and clinical settings. However, the evidence base for Group Theraplay with older children and adolescents at risk for mental health problems is newly explored. In this poster session, we will provide findings of a mixed-methods, rigorous, controlled study comparing Group Theraplay to social skills curricula in a therapeutic summer camp setting. Findings of the study and applications of Group Theraplay will be presented and demonstrated.
Participants will learn results of a rigorous, mixed method study of Theraplay Groups with children and adolescents in a therapeutic summer camp.
Participants will understand the content and process of Theraplay Groups for youth with emotional and behavioral problems.
Participants will experience sample small group activities for use in Theraplay Groups.