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Resilience in refugee children: a gestalt play therapy approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Schoeman, J. P. (Dr.) en Hoosain, Shanaaz en 2009-08-25T10:46:12Z 2009-08-25T10:46:12Z 2009-08-25T10:46:12Z 2007-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Hoosain, Shanaaz (2009) Resilience in refugee children: a gestalt play therapy approach, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The aim of the research study was to explore resilience in refugee children, using a Gestalt approach to play therapy. The hypothesis, was that a Gestalt approach to play therapy could promote resilience in Refugee children. A literature review was conducted. This revealed that unaccompanied refugee children were unique because they need to deal with trauma, loss and change while having to adjust to living in a new country and many have to learn to speak a new language. The research method was a multiple case study and an intervention research model was used to implement the research. Schoeman's Working Model was used as the Gestalt play therapy approach. Attributes of resilient children were used to measure the results. The researcher concluded that play therapy with a Gestalt approach may promote resilience in refugee children because it increases the numbers of protective factors in a child's life. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 211 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Unaccompanied Child en
dc.subject Integration en
dc.subject Resilience en
dc.subject Protective and Adverse factors en
dc.subject Refugee en
dc.subject.ddc 616.891653
dc.subject.lcsh Resilience (Personality trait) in children
dc.subject.lcsh Resilience (Personality trait) in adolescence
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescent psychotherapy
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Play therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Separation (Psychology) in children
dc.subject.lcsh Loss (Psychology) in children
dc.subject.lcsh Abandoned children
dc.title Resilience in refugee children: a gestalt play therapy approach en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work en M. Diac. (Play Therapy) en

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