Evaluation

Treasure Hunt was not developed to reduce the cost or length of child psychotherapy. To evaluate the applicability and appropriateness of the game, a study among more than 200 children in whose therapy Treasure Hunt had been used was conducted. The vast majority of children were satisfied their therapist had used the game during treatment. Therapists used Treasure Hunt for a broad range of diagnoses and judged the game as helpful for the explanation of cognitive-behavioural concepts. They also used it as reinforcement and reported it enhanced child motivation for psychotherapy and strengthened the therapeutic relationship with the child.

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