The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences

RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31--35

The effect of child-centered play therapy on children with anger control problems is true


Afra Ahbab, Büsra Özdogan, Gökben Hizli Sayar 
 Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Social Sciences, Üsküdar University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Gökben Hizli Sayar
Üsküdar University- Altunizade Üsküdar, İstanbul
Turkey

Background: Children's anger and aggressive behaviors become a problem for teachers and parents at home, in the classroom, or the playground. Pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches are recommended for children who cannot control their anger. Child-centered play therapy is one of these approaches. Aim: This study aimed to reveal the effect of child-centered play therapy on children with anger issues. Materials and Methods: The study group consists of 25 volunteer child clients with anger symptoms, and the control group consists of 25 volunteer child clients without anger symptoms. Each participant was given child-centered play therapy with 45-min sessions twice a week for 3 weeks during the research process. The Trait Anger-Anger Style Scale was administered to the participants before and after the therapy. Results: As a result of the study, it was shown that children with anger issues experienced a significant change and improved after child-centered play therapy. Children have become able to control their anger. At the same time, improvement was observed in the verbal and behavioral expression of anger. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that child-centered play therapy can be an effective treatment option for children with anger issues and aggressive behaviors.


How to cite this article:
Ahbab A, Özdogan B, Sayar GH. The effect of child-centered play therapy on children with anger control problems is true.J Neurobehav Sci 2022;9:31-35


How to cite this URL:
Ahbab A, Özdogan B, Sayar GH. The effect of child-centered play therapy on children with anger control problems is true. J Neurobehav Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 8 ];9:31-35
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