The integration of the child-centered play therapy and parent consultation: a case study with a preschool-aged child

Usta E., Erden G., Akdur-Cicek S.

PERSON-CENTERED AND EXPERIENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPIES, vol.22, pp.41-57, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14779757.2022.2100810
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-57
  • Keywords: Child-centered play therapy, case study, early childhood, parenting consultation, Turkish culture, TURKISH MOTHERS, GOALS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The authors analyze the case of a preschool-aged child in child-centered play therapy (CCPT) and her parents in parent consultation. The child was referred to the clinic with the problem of constantly sucking her lips. 18 CCPT sessions were conducted with the child, and as a result of observed need, additional parent consultation meetings were held. The progress of the child in the therapeutic process was interpreted based on the CCPT perspective. In addition, the importance of the integrated parent consultation was discussed from a culturally sensitive standpoint.