Proceedings of the 5th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2019)

Play Therapy for Children with Anxiety Disorders

Authors
Wa Ode Nursanaa, Intan Novantin Citra Ady
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Wa Ode Nursanaa
Available Online 22 January 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200120.018How to use a DOI?
Keywords
anxiety disorder, children, play therapy
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 5th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
22 January 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-889-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200120.018How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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