Play Therapy for Children with Anxiety Disorders
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200120.018How to use a DOI?
- anxiety disorder, children, play therapy
This study uses a literature review to study the effects of play therapy used as an intervention in children with anxiety disorders. The literature consists of 15 international journals published from 2015–2018. The review covers the subject, the design, and the setting of the therapy, as well as the type of game applied. Based on the results of the review, it is known that play therapy is effective in reducing anxiety in children with vulnerable ages ranging from 3–16 years old using various materials and different settings. In addition to reducing anxiety, play therapy can also reduce negative emotions, aggression and can improve the social abilities and academic performance of children with anxiety disorders. Play therapy is often applied to children who experience anxiety disorders while undergoing treatment in the hospital. The results of this research review are expected to be a reference for further research, especially research conducted in Indonesia.
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TY - CONF AU - Wa Ode Nursanaa AU - Intan Novantin Citra Ady PY - 2020 DA - 2020/01/22 TI - Play Therapy for Children with Anxiety Disorders BT - Proceedings of the 5th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 81 EP - 86 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200120.018 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200120.018 ID - Nursanaa2020 ER -