Sori, Catherine Ford; Robey, Patricia A.
September 2013
International Journal of Choice Theory & Reality Therapy;Fall2013, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
Choice theory and reality therapy, as developed by William Glasser, provide an effective treatment for individuals and couples of all ages, including children. However, there are some important issues to consider when counseling children, such as levels of cognitive and language development, as well as individuation. Play is the "language" children use to communicate, therefore, integrating playful techniques within the framework of choice theory and reality therapy is valuable when establishing a safe, trusting environment, facilitating an understanding of this approach and the concept of creating a quality world, and predicting better outcomes. A case study is offered to illustrate the integration of sandtray with children and adolescents and the practice of choice theory and reality therapy.


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