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JSST. 2019;10(1): 75-103.         doi: https://doi.org/10.12964/jsst.19004
A Study on the Effects of Sandplay Therapy on Second Grade Middle School Students with PTSD
Jinfeng Cao1, Lizhen Jin2, Chunyu Cui3, and Meiyu Cui4
1China, Suzhou, Individual psychologist
2Korea, Namseoul University, Department of Child Counseling and Psychotherapy, master’s candidate
3China, Yanji, Juvenile psychologist
4China, Yanbian University, Professor
Corresponding Author: Meiyu Cui ,Email: mycui@ybu.edu.cn
Received: April 30, 2019; Revised: June 17, 2019   Accepted: June 24, 2019.  Published online: June 30, 2019.
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This study aimed to explore whether sandplay therapy could offer an effective psychological intervention for middle school students with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We conducted sandplay therapy on six occasions with second-grade middle school students with PTSD and subsequently observed a significant decrease in their PTSD total scores. Our follow-up assessments of the subjects six months later showed that the related indicators remained within an acceptable range. Based on these results, we have concluded that sandplay therapy offers an effective psychological intervention for teenagers with PTSD.
Keywords: PTSD | sandplay therapy | psychological intervention | middle school students
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