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JSST. 2015;6(2): 1-16.         doi: https://doi.org/10.12964/jsst.150005
The Effects of Group Sandplay Therapy on Peer Attachment, Impulsiveness, and Social Anxiety of Adolescents Addicted to Smart Phones
Hye-Rim Kim1, and Yu Jin Kim2
1Psychotherapist at N-STEPS Language and Psychology Research Institute
2Department of Social Welfare, Gyeonggi College of Science and Technology
Corresponding Author: Yu Jin Kim ,Email: yjkim@gtec.ac.kr
Received: October 24, 2015; Revised: December 1, 2015   Accepted: December 25, 2015.  Published online: December 30, 2015.
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ABSTRACT
This study examined whether group sandplay therapy was effective in improving adolescents’ peer attachment and decreasing their impulsiveness and social anxiety. The study had a pretest-posttest control group design and both the experimental group and the control group were composed of sixteen students from A Middle School. The experimental group was comprised of four subgroups with four members each who received group sandplay therapy once per week for 90 minutes per session. The results of this study showed that group sandplay therapy was effective in improving the peer attachment of adolescents addicted to smart phones and decreasing their Impulsivity and social anxiety. Therefore, it has potential as a therapeutic program for adolescents
Keywords: group sandplay therapy | peer attachment | impulsiveness | social anxiety | adolescents addicted to smart phones
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