Drawing out the Child: Combining the WDEP Method with Drawing to Work with Children

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The purpose of this article i s to introduce a method for utilizing reality therapy with children in a counseling setting, through a medium that is familiar, comfortable, and an effective method of communicating with children, i. e., drawing. By combining drawing with the reality thera py - based WDEP method, children and counselors should gain new perspectives for addressing wants, needs, and behaviors, while developing potential scenarios for dealing with problems through a tangible and developmentally - appropriate tool.

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International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, v. 31, no. 1, p. 48-52