Sandtray Therapy

Sandtray Therapy

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This new edition of Sandtray Therapy is an essential read for professionals and students who wish to incorporate the use of sandtray therapy into their work with clients of all ages. All aspects of this therapeutic technique are explored engagingly and in detail. The authors describe how to select appropriate types of sand, put together a sandtray, and develop a collection of miniatures for their clients to use. Their six-step protocol guides beginners through a typical session, including room set-up, creation of the clienta€™s sandtray and the therapista€™s role, processing the sandtray, cleanup, and post-session documentation. New chapters discuss group sandtray therapy, working with couples and families, sandtray therapy and psychic trauma, integrating cognitive and structural techniques, and a review of the relevant research. Numerous photos of sandtrays and miniatures are provided, and case studies illustrate how to carry out an effective session. Appendices offer sample forms and handouts, as well as a detailed bibliography to help readers make the most of this innovative and creative therapy practice.When the client is done, respond with a short summary of what has been told to you. Client: Sandtray Therapist: Well, this is about my life. Here (pointing to the upper right scene) is how I am today. See ... This one (pointing to the soldiers) is about your goal to be back in the Reserves and the other is about further in the future. ... We lower the bucket down and it comes back up full of black, oily, smelly stuff.

Title:Sandtray Therapy
Author:Linda E. Homeyer, Daniel S. Sweeney
Publisher:Routledge - 2011-01-07


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