DOI: 10.52982/lkj247

Abstract: The aim of this study is to strengthen the unity, love, patience and trust between family members and to support parents to acquire effective parenting skills, based on Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy in Play Therapy (Peseschkian, N., 2016b). For this purpose, the philosophy, principles, content and methodology of Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy have been included in the context of play therapy. This study is a qualitative study on the practice of play therapy based on Positive and Transcultural principles in Turkish culture. Our model was tested with Positive and Transcultural Therapy and play therapy with 14 families. In our article, the process and content are given in detail with only one family out of 14 family and child sample groups.

Parents and their children were included in the play environment and interacted with the therapist following the completion of the therapy. As a result, when the therapy sessions with the parents and the child are completed; It has been observed that openness, respect, acceptance and contact in family relationships increase, children gain autonomy, parents cope more effectively with the difficulties they face, and the children and parents adapt to each other. In general, this model will contribute to strengthening similar work of field workers.

Keywords: play, play therapy, parent, child, Positive Psychotherapy, transcultural psychotherapy