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The use of digital media within gestalt play therapy

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dc.contributor.advisor Jacobs, S. Truby, Eivir Joan 2011-09-22T08:37:56Z 2011-09-22T08:37:56Z 2011-06 2011-06
dc.identifier.citation Truby, Elvir Joan (2011) The use of digital media within gestalt play therapy, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The world is dominated by digital media that have become central to many children’s lives. Children born in the last 30 years have become known as ‘digital natives’, as digital technology has always been part of their experiential field. The use of such media in play therapy could offer innovative ways of enhancing dialogue with those children in whose field they are included, as they have been to date unexplored in play therapy interventions, possibly resulting in missed therapeutic opportunities. This mixed methods research took the form of an email questionnaire sent out to play therapists in South Africa to ascertain whether digital technology is being used in therapy and, if so, which digital media are being used and how. Additionally, a focus group interview was conducted using the same questionnaire to ensure data triangulation. The data gathered were analysed qualitatively, and an understanding was gained regarding the current use of digital media in play therapy. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 108 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Digital technology en
dc.subject Digital natives en
dc.subject Play therapy en
dc.subject Getalt philosophy en
dc.subject Focus group en
dc.subject Mixed methods research en
dc.subject Digital media en
dc.subject Field theory en
dc.subject Email survey en
dc.subject Questionnaire en
dc.subject.ddc 616.89143
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy en
dc.subject.lcsh Play therapy -- Methodology en
dc.subject.lcsh Digital media -- Social aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Video games and children en
dc.subject.lcsh Computers and children en
dc.subject.lcsh Mass media and children en
dc.title The use of digital media within gestalt play therapy en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work M. Diac. (Play Therapy)

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