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Mmaskitlana Play Therapy: A Case Study

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 22, issue 1, 2012 , pages: 123–127
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2012.10874529
Author(s): Rebecca Salang ModikweUniversity of South Africa,, Ansie LessingUniversity of South Africa,


This article explores the potential of Mmaskitlana as a form of therapy for children with emotional disorders. A case study is presented describing the use of Mmaskitlana with one learner with emotional problems from sexual abuse. Interview data and interpretative scripts suggest that Mmaskitlana may have assisted the learner with emotional disorder to achieve meaningful personal functioning.

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