School-based individual therapy for children with behavior problems
This study was conducted to assess the impact of individual child therapy for children aged 5-11 who exhibit classroom misbehavior. We hypothesized that the emotional availability of children would significantly increase and that reports of behavior problems would significantly decrease over the course of a school-based child therapy intervention. The Emotional Availability (EA) Scales (Biringen, 2008) were used to assess child therapeutic engagement. (Biringen & Easterbrooks, 2000). Therapy sessions were taped monthly to assess the child's EA. Disciplinary referral data and teacher reports ...