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Research References

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Helker, W. P., & Ray, D. C. (2009). Impact of child teacher relationship training on teachers’ and aides’ use of relationship-building skills and the effects on student classroom behavior. International Journal of Play Therapy, 18(2), 70-83.

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Schottelkorb, A. A., Swan, K. L., Jahn, L., Haas, S., & Hacker, J. (2015). Effectiveness of play therapy on problematic behaviors of preschool children with somatization. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 1(1), 3-16.

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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.

Stulmaker, H. L., & Ray, D. C. (2015). Child-centered play therapy with young children who are anxious: A controlled trial. Children and Youth Services Review, 57, 127-133.

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Tyndall-Lind, A. (2001). Intensive group play therapy with child witnesses of domestic violence. International Journal of Play Therapy. 10(1), 53-83.

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Wettig, H. 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 Evaluating the effectiveness of Theraplay in treating shy, socially withdrawn children.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.