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The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy

Edited By Barbara Turner Copyright 2017
    364 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    364 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of this therapeutic method, developed to provide a means of helping clients of all ages with mental suffering. The contributors, from a range of therapeutic and cultural backgrounds, demonstrate core theory and practice, and explore the implications of current neuroscientific research. The chapters illustrate the effectiveness of this seemingly simple psychotherapeutic tool in its contemporary applications. Split into six parts, this handbook considers:

    • Sandplay therapy in medicine
    • Sandplay with special populations
    • Sandplay in analysis and general practice
    • Adaptions of the Sandplay method in education
    • Sandplay and the spirit
    • Non-Jungian uses of the sand tray in therapeutic applications

    Unique in scope and breadth, this handbook will appeal to academics and students of Jungian psychotherapy, as well as occupational therapists, art and play therapists, and all clinicians using Sandplay therapy as part of their professional practice.

     1. Introduction: What is Sandplay Therapy? Barbara A. Turner  Part 1: Sandplay Therapy in Medicine  2. Facing Death: Sandplay at the Threshold Lara Lagutina  3. Sandplay: A Group Therapy Adaptation with In-Patient Eating Disorder Patients Thomas Brecht  Part 2: Sandplay with Special Populations  4. Sandplay Therapy in Nepal: Case Studies of Underprivileged Children Chhori Laxmi Maharjan  5. Cultural Crisis: Complex Collective Trauma and Sandplay Therapy in the Bedouin Population of Israel Bert Meltzer, Rokaya Marzouk Abu Rokayak, and Yousef Alassad  6. Sandplay with Young People with Intellectual Disability Lucinda Mora  Part 3: Sandplay in Analysis and General Practice  7. Sandplay Therapy with Children Experiencing Somatic Symptoms Helen Sholdice  8. Sandplay: The Language of two Boys' Work to Mend Their Early Attachment Wounds Jamie L.F. Straessler  9. Growing Up with Andrew: A Young Boy's Discovery of Self in Sandplay Jorge de la O  10. Dissipating Anger and Defiance: The Intrapsychic Process of Differentiation Rose M. Harriet  11. The Development of Sandplay Therapy Treatment for Prolonged and Complex Trauma Related to War and Terrorism in the Middle East Bert Meltzer and Rina Porat  12. Healing Trauma Through Sandplay Therapy: A Neuropsychological Perspective  Lorraine Razzi Freedle  13. Rikki’s Awakening: A Journey of Discovery of Transgender Dee Ballantyne  14. Attuning to the Flow of Relational Energies in Sandplay: Healing Complex Trauma in Adults Linda Cunningham  Part 4: Adaptations of the Sandplay Method in Education  15. Sand Tray Play and Storytelling: A Catalyst for Imaginative Thinking in Children's Educational and Emotional Development Kristín Unnsteinsdóttir  16. Developing Language Skills and Emotional Intelligence in the Elementary School Through Sand Tray Stories Sheila Dorothy Smith  17. Clinical Supervision Using Sand Tray Therapy Methods Linda E. Homeyer  Part 5: Sandplay and the Spirit  18. Return to the Spirit in Sandplay Eunice Stagg  19. The Presence of the Sandplay Therapist as a Fundamental Component of Understanding Psychic Transformation in Sandplay Daniela Marinescu  Part 6: Non-Jungian Uses of the Sand Tray in Therapeutic Applications  20. Humanistic Sand Tray Therapy Stephen A. Armstrong, Ryan D. Foster and Tim Brown  21. The Secret Garden: Use of the Sand Tray and Figurines From an Interpersonal Neurobiological Framework Theresa Kestly  22. Sand Tray Therapy: A Variety of Approaches  Linda E. Homeyer and Daniel S. Sweeney  24. Conclusion: Barbara Turner. Index


    Barbara A. Turner trained under the founder of Sandplay therapy, Dora M. Kalff. She has published several books in the field and now teaches Sandplay therapy to mental health clinicians as well as serving as a consultant to clinicians all over the world. She is the founder of the Association for Sandplay Therapy, an international professional organization dedicated to maintaining the core principles of Kalff’s Sandplay work and teaching.