Geraci Maria A.

In this video Maria A. Geraci, founder of the CBPT Research Center, talks about Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy.
Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy is based on the strategic and therapeutic use of play and allows children to change maladaptive beliefs and thoughts. Play is used to co-facilitate the expression of the child's thoughts and feelings by allowing adaptive behavior change.


Parental divorce and CBPT

16 February 2021/

Parental divorce is considered a highly stressful experience that often accelerates manifestation of a complex range of symptoms in children. CBPT allows children who are facing a divorce during their development to acquire specific skills that will determine their ability to cope with the event.

Selective Mutism and CBPT Intervention

1 February 2021/

Children with Selective Mutism have control over their silence. To change, therefore, they must take control of their speech. Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) is effective because it allows children to be part of the change, to experience a sense of mastery and control over speaking, and to learn more adaptive responses to situations that cause silence.

Encopresis and CBPT Intervention

24 January 2021/

Knell and Moore presented the case of a five-year-old child with primary nonretentive encopresis and a language disorder. The treatment included a structured, focused, cognitive-behavioral play therapy program in combination with a behavioral management program implemented by the parents.

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