In: Needs and Prospects of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1989; 149-163
V. Bell, S. Lyne and I. Kolvin, "Play group therapy: Processes and patterns and delayed effects", pp. 149-163, in M.H. Schmidt and H. Remschmidt (eds.), "Needs and Prospects of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry", (Hogrefe and Huber, 1989).
The crucial question about the efficacy of psychotherapy with children is now being widely addressed by careful systematic research. The doubts and uncertainties surrounding psychotherapy were thrown into sharp relief in the 1950s with Eysenck's (1952) controversial claim that adult patients receiving psychotherapy were not better off than those receiving no treatment at all.