Participant CM interview done Face to Face
Hello, CM once again thank you for participating in this interview.
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| Participant AB Response
: It is my pleasure to help out, any which way that I can.
: I have read the form and I do understand what it is saying!
|How have you been treated by professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.) regarding your opinions and knowledge of your child’s disorder?||As a parent with a child with emotional and behavioral needs, “I feel well respected by the service professionals (e.g. therapist, psychologist, program director, clinical supervisor, and case manager)”. Since the start of services each professional involved has shared with me what will be expected for my little girl’s treatment process. Her therapist has made us feel at ease and knowledgeable about her behaviors and diagnoses|
|AJ||After participating in Non-directive and directive approaches to the play therapy procedures, what are your experiences of using these procedures at home with your child? How? Why?||My daughter’s therapist has helped me with learning what play therapy procedures are helpful to decrease my child’s negative behaviors. I feel like I can help her more when her therapist is not present. I’m able to use 1,2,3 Magic, social stories, planned ignoring, and art which she enjoys the most to help her decrease negative behaviors and express herself more. Before it was hard taking her butt out in public, where you find others staring because your child is acting out and you feel lost and just want to run and hide (took a sip of water) but I mean everything is a learning process and thank God the therapist is willing to work with me and my child.|
|AJ||How do you implement play therapy when your child is displaying disruptive behaviors during social interaction inside and outside of the home? How do they respond?||My daughter has a temper (shaking her head and rolling her eyes) and has difficulty getting along with peers her age. I remind her to use her relaxation techniques learned by her therapist to calm herself. She is able to count to 10, take deep breaths, ask for breaks, and use stop, think, and act while playing with her brothers and sisters and peers. Once my daughter reaches a calming state she is able to return to playful activities with others. We have her therapist to thank for all these helpful techniques.|
|AJ||What are your experiences of using the play therapy interventions that you used inside and outside of the home when your child is displaying aggression/tantrums/non-compliance? What are some of the interventions used? How does your child respond?||I use planned ignoring, timers, if/then statements, removing privileges, and token economy system which have all been effective within our home. My daughter responds well (clapping her hands and smiling) to each especially the token economy system because she likes to work towards receiving things like ice cream, a day to the movies, going to the store to pick out things she likes, and earning more time on her electronics or video games.|
|AJ||What are some of your thoughts about play therapy after experiencing the therapy with your child after the first few sessions? Why?||( Clearing throat) Play therapy is so helpful and beneficial to not only my daughter but for me. I have learned a lot about play therapy interventions that have been helpful not only in the home and school, but outside in the community (e.g. park). I have noticed my kid (laughs) has improved her behaviors and has even been able to express herself more without any anger.|
|AJ||Is there any information you would feel comfortable to share which has not been included in the questions?||No (laughs) but I would like to say thank you for allowing me to share my experience with my child|
|AJ||Interview ended: Shake CM hand||CM: left the room|