Dr. Konakawa Gives a Presentation at the 32nd Conference of the Japan Association of Sandplay Therapy at Niigata Seiryo University
Dr. Hisae Konakawa, a research fellow at the Kokoro Center, gave a presentation with Prof. Toshio Kawai and Dr. Chihiro Hatanaka at the 32nd conference of the Japan Association of Sandplay Therapy at Niigata Seiryo University on October 20th and 21st, 2018.
Their presentation, “Play therapy for children with developmental disabilities and a comparison of developmental tests”, discussed the KRC’s 2018 collaborative research project. The study was conducted to quantitatively compare the process of play therapy and the results of developmental tests to objectively investigate the validity of the therapy.
The longitudinal study aims to empirically examine play therapy for children with developmental disabilities and its therapeutic mechanisms. The results will be publishe in a future research paper. The research results are based on the results from the Uehiro Research Division (2012-2016) and the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education.