Beyers, Leandri, et al. “An Introduction to Teddy Bear Therapy: A Systems Family Therapy Approach to Child Psychotherapy.” Journal of Family Psychotherapy, vol. 28, no. 4, Oct-Dec2017, pp. 317-332. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/08975353.2017.1301156.
Leandri Beyers is an clinical psychologist in Johannesburg, South Africa. She explains the psychological affect of using a teddy bear in therapeutic session. This allows the children to interact with the therapist in on nonthreatening way. She states ” This is an actual teddy bear that is introduced to the child at the first session, and which accompanies the child home and to successive sessions(318)”. It allows the therapist to know detail about the children family and relationships. This information is useful because there was a teddy bear on the quilt of Robert Burchill. This allows me to make an connection Roberts innocence and the childlike thought of a teddy bear. This information can be useful for others understanding the different techniques that therapist use to connect with their patients.