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Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Techniques in School-Based Group Counseling: Assisting Students in the Development of Social Skills
Laura J. Fazio-Griffith and Mary B. Ballard
Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) techniques are utilized to illustrate social skills development for elementary school students. A rationale for CBPT and social skills development in the group setting is examined through a case study and an eight session social skills group developed for elementary school children. The need for social skills development in the elementary school setting is discussed in conjunction with the ASCA model for promoting academic and social success in the school setting through this school-based group counseling model.