Opportunities - Child and parent perceptions of play therapy

Child and parent perceptions of play therapy

University of Alberta

 

Background

Play therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that uses elements of play to communicate and engage with children. This study aims to explore and better understand the process of play therapy from both the perspective of the child and of the parent. The purpose of this research is to explore factors occurring within play therapy that are perceived to help promote client change. These results may help to inform the clinical practice of play therapists as well as help inform the training of future play therapists.

This is a participant opportunity and will involve one 60-minute interview with the child and one 60-minute interview with the parent. Parent and child will each receive a $25 gift card.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

This is a participant opportunity exploring both the child and parent perceptions of play therapy. Participation is voluntary and interviews will be conducted separately. Each interview is expected to take approximately 60 minutes and will consist of semi-structured interview questions exploring their lived experiences of the process of play therapy. Interviews will be conducted through online video platform or via telephone and will occur at a time convenient for each participant.

 

Time Commitment

This project will be ongoing until data saturation has been reached. Each interview will take approximately 60 minutes.

 

Reimbursement/Compensation

Both parent and child will each receive a $25 gift card.

 

Project Team Contact Information

For more information or to apply to this opportunity, please connect with

Michelle Hoover        

mway@ualberta.ca                           

780.222.6142