Fairy tale group in the children's psycho-neurological sanatorium

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Abstract

The article is devoted to conducting a psychotherapy group performing a combined fairy-tale plot. The participants were primary schoolers with neurotic symptoms and developmental delay, they were patients of a psycho-neurological sanatorium (Moscow). The group was working through rehearsing in a fairy tale puppet theatre. General theoretical and methodical basis of fairy-tale performing as a psychotherapy approach is described. Three levels of the psychotherapeutic work are developed: 1) working with a group as a whole with common problems of participants, 2) working on problems of a child as an individual and 3) working on a fairy tale individually. The assessment of the therapeutic approach effectiveness is discussed in the context of children’s being at the institution. As the result of the psychotherapy the children’s proneness to conflict, anxiety, neuroticism, neurotic symptoms were observed to have decreased and their self-esteem appeared to have become more realistic.

General Information

Keywords: psychotherapy of children, puppet theater, fairy tale, group psychotherapy

Journal rubric: Methods and Techniques

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2016050109

For citation: Radionova M.S. Fairy tale group in the children's psycho-neurological sanatorium [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 127–147. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2016050109. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Maria S. Radionova, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Consultative and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: radionova.m@list.ru

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