Psychological correction of child fears

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Abstract

The contribution presents an analysis of the main methods of psychological correction of child fears. It analyzes the following methods of working with child fears: art therapy (drawing, play therapy, fairytale therapy, doll therapy, etc.); methods of behavioral psychotherapy (operant methods, confrontation method, cognitive restructuring, self-confidence training, ways of self-control, systematic desensibilization, etc.), as well as method of correction of fears by mans of harmonization of child-parent relationship. The contribution contains an analysis of modern correctional-developmental programs which aim at overcoming child fears. It makes a conclusion that the methods used in the programs are not specific and there is a need to develop and approbate a correctional-developmental program for working with child fears that will include child’s types of activity which facilitate amplification and intensification of development, full-scale passing of the age period, which, in turn, will facilitate overcoming of fears through enhancement of child’s emotional resources.

General Information

Keywords: child fears, anxiety, methods of psychological correction, art therapy, behavioral therapy, harmonization of child-parent relationship.

Journal rubric: Clinical and Special Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kochetova Y.A. Psychological correction of child fears [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2012. Vol. 4, no. 1 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Yuliya A. Kochetova, PhD in Psychology, Professor, Chair of Scientific Basis of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9853-569X, e-mail: kochetovayua@mgppu.ru

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