The present study investigated the effects of play therapy based on child parent relationship therapy on improving the parenting styles

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1 Master of Family Counseling, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Family Advice, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran


Introduction: The present study investigated the effects of play therapy based on child parent relationship therapy on improving the parenting styles.  Methods: the sample is the mothers of children (4-6 years old) who have registered in one of the kindergartens of Mashhad city that were selected through all the kindergartens of Mashhad. The sampling method in this research was in available. They were entered to the experimental and control group randomly.Evaluation implemented using Bamrind questionair. Experimental group participated in 10 sessions of training the play therapy based on child-parent relationship therapy. Results: The result of mixed method analysis indicated the enhancement rate of authoritative parenting style and reduction in authoritarian parenting style in experimental group. Conclusion: The play therapy based on child parent relationship therapy is effective in improving the parenting styles.


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