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helend2Congratulations to Helen Damon who has recieved a 1st for her MA Dissertation in Play Therapy from the University of Roehampton. She has also recently completed Filial Therapy training. See below for the the title and abstract of Helen's MA Dissertation.

 Would it be Ethical to Conduct Child-Centred Play Therapy for Inpatients, Aged 3-11, at the Royal Brompton Hospital?
A Diagnostic Action Research Study.

This diagnostic action research study aimed to determine whether it would be ethical, in terms of non-maleficence and beneficence to the client, to conduct child-centred play therapy (CCPT) for inpatients, aged 3-11, at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, where interventions would be characterised by short-term, abruptly ended work, ostensibly antithetical to the received, Axlinian (1947) model. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews and correspondence with four suitably experienced play therapists, and from published materials. Thence, dialectical inquiry was used to identify, define, evaluate and synthesise the ethical assumptions underlying the received and identified alternative CCPT models. It was concluded that short-term, abruptly ended CCPT at RBH would not be optimally ethical; however, it might be ethical, if the likely benefit of CCPT were found to outweigh both the risk of harm itself and the likely burden of a robust assessment process, considered necessary to minimise the risk of harm. In the absence of sufficient methodologically sound, transferable existing research, this could not be determined. Consequently, further research is needed to develop and, subsequently, evaluate the ethical implications of, a context-appropriate CCPT model and assessment process.


#4 Mohammed Al Tatari 2013-10-05 12:52
Well done!Many congratulations to you Helen.
#3 kieran joyce 2013-09-30 17:02
congraT and well done done for you achievement :)
#2 Steve Crawford 2013-09-24 12:06
Congratulations Helen! It is a credit to the application of your talent and mighty hard work. Best for the future.

#1 Janette Steel 2013-09-17 16:57
Many congratulations to you Helen, much deserved Janette
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