Play therapy with Chinese children: Needed modifications

Shu Chen Kao, Garry L. Landreth

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Although play therapy is a product of western society, the tenets of play therapy are universal since children of all cultures play and express them-selves actively through their play. All individuals-child and play therapist-are, however, culturally encapsulated. Therefore, sensitivity to cultural diversity is always a prerequisite for the play therapist when working with any child. This chapter explores some cultural differences and the modification of some play therapy techniques and procedures, which may be necessary to ensure the effectiveness of play therapy with Chinese children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations in Play Therapy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)1560328819, 9781135058029
ISBN (Print)9781138137479
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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