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Theraplay Treatment Outcome Research

Bennett, L., Shiner, S.K., & Ryan, S. (2006). Using Theraplay in shelter settings. Journal of Psychological Nursing, 44(10), 39-48.

Bojanowski, J. J., & Ammen, S. (2011). Discriminating between pre- versus post-Theraplay treatment Marschak Interaction Methods using the Marschak Interaction Method Rating System. International Journal of Play Therapy, 20(1), 1–11.

Eruyar, & Vostanis, P. (2020). Feasibility of group Theraplay with refugee children in Turkey. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20(4), 626–637.

France, L.A., McIntosh, S., & Woods, K. (2023) Using Theraplay® to support children and families: a scoping review, Early Child Development and Care 193(8), DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2023.2227775

Frau, T., Milani, M., Jones, A., & Lender, D., (2022) Verso la costruzione di un legame affettivo. Il trattamento integrato della Theraplay e della psicoterapia diadica evolutiva in caso di affido e adozione, Quaderni di Psicoterapia Cognitiva 9(24), DOI: 10.3280/qpc50-2022oa14081 

Francis, Y.J., Bennion, K., & Humrich, S. (2017). Evaluating the outcomes of a school-based Theraplay project for looked after children. Educational Psychology in Practice, 33(3), 308-322.

Friend, J. (2012). Mitigating intergenerational trauma within the parent-child attachment. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 33(2), 114–127.

Hiles Howard, A.R., Lindaman, S., Copeland, R., & Cross, D.R. (2018). Theraplay impact on parents and children with autism spectrum disorder: Improvements in affect, joint attention, and social cooperation. International Journal of Play Therapy, 27(1), 56-68.

Kim, Y.K., & Nahm, S. (2008). Cultural considerations in adapting and implementing play therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy, 17(1), 66–77.

Makela, J. (2005). The Importance of touch in the development of children. Finnish Medical Journal, 60,1543–9.

May, D., Mowthorpe, L., & Griffiths, E. (2014). Teetering on the edge of care: The role of intensive attachment-based play therapy. Adoption & Fostering, 38(2), 131-148.

Mohamed, A., & Mkabile, S. (2015). An attachment-focused parent-child intervention for biting behavior in a child with intellectual disability: A clinical case study. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 19(3), 251-265

Money, R., Wilde, S., & Dawson, D. (2021). Review: The effectiveness of Theraplay for children under 12 – a systematic literature review. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 26(3), 238–251.

Purrington, J., Hartley, G., & Lyne, N. (2023). Service users’ experiences of a 6-week remotely delivered theraplay-informed group intervention for carers: A qualitative service evaluation. International Journal of Play Therapy, 32(3), 181–195.

Robison, Lindaman, S. L., Clemmons, M. P., Doyle-Buckwalter, K., & Ryan, M. (2009). “I Deserve a Family”: The evolution of an adolescent’s behavior and beliefs about himself and others when treated with Theraplay in residential care. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 26(4), 291–306.

Salisbury, S. (2018). Using attachment enhancing activities based on the principles of Theraplay to improve adult-child relationships and reduce a child’s ‘overall stress’ as measured by the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 23(4), 424–440.

Salo, S., Flykt, M.,  Mäkelä, J.,  Lassenius-Panula, L., Korja, R.,  Lindaman, S. & Punamäki, R.  (2020). The impact of Theraplay therapy on parent-child interaction and child psychiatric symptoms: a pilot study. International Journal of Play, 9(3) 331-352.

Simeone-Russell, R. (2011). A practical approach to implementing Theraplay for children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Play Therapy, 20(4), 224–235.

Siu, A. F. (2023). Evaluating two play-based approaches for children and carers in residential settings: A mixed-method, randomized control study. International Journal of Play Therapy, 32(2), 63–74. 

Siu, A. F. Y. (2021). Does age make a difference when incorporating music as a rhythmic- mediated component in a Theraplay-based program to facilitate attunement of preschool children with social impairment? International Journal of Play Therapy, 30(2), 136–145.

Siu, A.F.Y. (2009). Theraplay in the Chinese world: An intervention program for Hong Kong children with internalizing problems. International Journal of Play Therapy18(1), 1-12.

Siu. A.F.Y. (2014). Effectiveness of Group Theraplay on enhancing social skills among children with developmental disabilities. International Journal of Play Therapy, 23(4), 187–203.

Smithee, L.C., Krizova, K., Guest, J. D., & Case Pease, J. (2021). Theraplay as a family treatment for mother anxiety and child anxiety. International Journal of Play Therapy, 30(3), 206–218.

Stubenbort, K., Cohen, M. M., & Trybalski, V. (2010). The effectiveness of an attachment-focused treatment model in a therapeutic preschool for abused children. Clinical Social Work Journal, 38, 51-60.

Tucker, C.,  Schieffer, K., Lenz S. & Smith, S. (2021) Sunshine Circles: Randomized controlled trial of an attachment-based play group with preschool students who are at-risk. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 7(3) 161-175. 

Tucker, C., Schieffer, K., Wills, T.J., Hull, C., & Murphy, Q. (2017). Enhancing social-emotional skills in at-risk preschool students through Theraplay based groups: The Sunshine Circle Model. International Journal of Play Therapy, 26(4), 185-195.

Weir, K.N., Lee, S., Canosa, P., Rodrigues, N., McWilliams, M. & Parker, L. (2013) Whole family Theraplay: Integrating family systems theory and Theraplay to treat adoptive families. Adoption Quarterly, 16(3-4), 175-200, 

Weir, K.N., Pereyra, S., Crane, J., Greaves, M., Childs, T. S., & Weir, A. B. (2021). The Effectiveness of Theraplay as a counseling practice with mothers and their children in a substance abuse rehabilitation residential facility. The Family Journal, 29(1), 115–123.

Wettig, H. G.; Coleman, A. R.; Geider, F. J. (2011). Evaluating the effectiveness of Theraplay in treating shy, socially withdrawn children. International Journal of Play Therapy, 20(1), 26-37.

Yazdanipour, Ashori, M., & Abedi, A. (2022). Impact of group Theraplay on the social–emotional assets and resilience in children with hearing loss. International Journal of Play Therapy, 31(2), 107–118.

Cort, L. & Rowley, E. (2015). A case study evaluation of a group Theraplay intervention to support mothers and their preschool children following domestic abuse (Research in Brief). British Psychological Society, Debate 156.

Fuller, W. (1995). Theraplay as a treatment for autism in a school-based day treatment setting. Continuum: The Journal of the American Association for Partial Hospitalization 2(2), 89-93.

Makela, J. & Vierikko, I. (2005) From heart to heart: Interactive therapy for children in care. Report on the Theraplay project in SOS Children’s Villages in Finland 2001-2004. The SOS Children’s Villages Association, Finland.

Makela, J. & Salo, S. (2011) Theraplay –vanhemman ja lapsen välinen vuorovaikutushoito lasten mielenterveysongelmissa. (Theraplay- Parent-child interaction treatment for children with mental health problems) Duodecim, 127(4), 327-334.

Salo, S., Lampi, L. & Lindaman, S. (2010) Use of the emotional availability scales to evaluate attachment-based intervention Theraplay- in substance abusing mother-infant dyads in Finland. Infant Mental Health Journal Supplement, 2010, 32:77.

Tucker, C., & Smith, S. (2018). Using play to enhance growth in children who have experienced trauma: Theraplay groups as early intervention. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series, 17, 72-81.

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