Utilization of Flax Techniques as Part of the Psychotherapeutic Approach With Emotionally Disturbed Pre-adolescents
Background of the Study. The writer became interested in play techniques in the treatment of emotionally disturbed pre-adolescents, while he was associated with the Catholic Charities Guidance Institute of the Archdiocese of New Zork. The problems presented by this age grouping of twelve years and younger interested the writer and he sought to become more acquainted with the basic tools utilized during the play sessions which were evolved as part of the diagnosis and planning for the young clients. A child’s play, in a room set aside for the purpose, with a case worker in attendance, has a unique value for psychiatric social service. The worker may, depending upon his own views, and even more upon the individual child, be an observer, or a direct part of the play activity. Whatever the worker’s particular role, the play of the child is usually most revealing. ”Since play is his natural medium for self-expression, the child is given the opportunity to play out his accumulated feelings of tension, frustration, insecurity, aggression, fear, bewilderment and confusion."
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Hopkins, Joseph Paul, "Utilization of Flax Techniques as Part of the Psychotherapeutic Approach With Emotionally Disturbed Pre-adolescents" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725067.