Past, Present and Future

By Harriet S. Friedman, Rie Rogers Mitchell

© 1994 – Routledge

184 pages

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pub: 1994-02-10
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About the Book

Sandplay is one of the fastest growing therapies. What are its origins, who were it pioneers, and how have they influenced the current practice of sandplay? What does the future hold?

Rie Rogers Mitchell and Harriet S. Friedman have written a unique book that answers all these questions and many more. They give an overview of the historical origins of sandplay, including biographical profiles of the innovators together with discussions of their seminal writings. The five main therapeutic trends are explored, and in a final chapter the future of sandplay is discussed through addressing emerging issues and concerns. A special feature is a comprehensive international bibliography as well as a listing of sandtray videotapes and audiotapes.


`With Sandplay: Past, Present & Future, Mitchell and Friedman have written a balanced, thorough and definitive historical assessment of all areas of sandplays development, including the most complete bibliography ever made on the subject. They are to be congratulated. Their book proves that sandplay has come of age and is here to stay.' - Jrnl of Analytical Psychology

`as an introduction and foundation to sandplay, I would recommend this book to art therapists working with children' - INSCAPE The Journal of the British Association of Art Therapists

Table of Contents

Chapters on all the important figures in the development of Sandplay, including Margaret Lowenfeld, Dora Kaiff - key figures to history of Sandplay. Kaiff is Swiss, Lowenfeld - London

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health