Therapeutic approach that allows a child to express troubled feelings without words, using a variety of art materials and media.
psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
Practice of treating emotional or psychological issues by having people read books that might help them cope
the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, with an updated "text revision"; a widely used system for classifying psychological disorders.
(of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose
therapy that treats the family as a system. views an individual's unwanted behaviors as influenced by or directed at other family members; attempts to guide family members toward positive relationships and improved communication
A form of psychotherapy, usually conducted a facility that can function as a therapeutic community and provide a stable environment, in which personal growth and behaviour change may be promoted through interaction of individuals within the total therapeutic environment.
A child, through play, uses toys to express conflicts and feelings that he or she is unable to communicate in a direct manner.
describing a disorder having physical symptoms but originating from psychological causes
Recreational activities as used as a form of treatment to assist in the overall rehabilitation of the patient. Recreation as a therapy is used as a means of achieving established treatment goals concomitant with the overall treatment plans for the client.
Competition between siblings, often for parental attention