Many therapy theories can be applied to working with youth. Reality Therapy has been an effective approach for working with a wide range of youth (Loyd, 2005; Passaro, Moon, Wiest, & Wong, 2004). Recently, Authors (2018; 2019) proposed combining Play Therapy with Reality Therapy to create Reality Play Therapy (RePT). In this manuscript, we have expanded upon the RePT model and developed an eight-week small group therapy intervention that can be utilized when working with youth ages 9- 14. Suggestions are made utilizing a case example for Group Reality Play Therapy with youth in a middle school setting.
Play Therapy Primary Areas:
Describe and revise the RePT model to include use with small groups of youth.
Provide specific information on small group reality play therapy activities.
Discuss a case example on how reality play therapy activities might look with a small group in a school setting.