Research - Student's Clinical Outcomes    

Outcomes of Trainees' Clinical Work  

The first PTUK play therapy research report produced was based upon the outcomes of a short-term play therapy project in over 20 schools.  This is available to PTUK members who contribute data to the UK national database of clinical outcomes - SEPACTO - developed and managed by PTUK.  

Our second play therapy research report (Autumn 2005) is based upon the clinical outcomes of students placement work whilst taking the APAC Certificate and Diploma courses.  The Goodman's SDQ was used as the measuring instrument.  

  • 83 clients seen by  APAC students with a mix of experience (3 months to 2 years)
  • Clients: girls 33% boys 67%
  • Age Under 4 = 1.6%, 4-13 = 93.6%, over 13 = 4.8%
  • 1:1 sessions 
  • Average 10.8 sessions per client
  • 74.4% of the clients showed a positive change in Total Difficulties  


Significantly Worse
4
4.82
Worse
8
964
No Change
9
10.84
Improvement
32
38.55
Significant Improvement
30
36.14
Total
83
100

50.6% of the clients showed a positive change in the Pro-Social rating

Significantly Worse
1
1.2
Worse
7
8.43
No Change
33
39.76
Improvement
12
14.46
Significant Improvement
30


36.14
Total
83
100

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