Sandplay and Storytelling - The Impact of Imaginative Thinking on Chil

Sandplay and Storytelling - The Impact of Imaginative Thinking on Children's Learning and Development

Product Number : 808671600

  • From one of the leaders in the field
  • Explores how engaging children in Jungian sandplay therapy and imaginative storytelling can improve classroom performance and to increase intelligence scores
  • Advocates that curriculum design for children must include both imaginative therapeutic play and active attention to children?s emotional needs
  • This new resource is suitable for psychotherapists, educators, and parents

By Barbara A. Turner, PhD & Kristin Unnsteinsdottir, PhD


Combining the fields of child psychology and child education, this groundbreaking work explores how engaging children in Jungian sandplay therapy and imaginative storytelling can improve classroom performance and to increase intelligence scores. Written by child specialists, it makes a solid argument for the necessary consideration of the unconscious and the inner world of the individual child in learning and advocates that curriculum design for children must include both imaginative therapeutic play and active attention to childrens emotional needs. Educators, psychotherapists, and concerned parents alike will find this book informative and useful.


256 Pages, Color Illustration, Paperback, 6 X 9 inches


About the author

Barbara A. Turner, PhD, teaches sandplay and play therapy to mental health clinicians internationally and serves as consultant to practicing sandplay and play therapists. She is the author of The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy. She lives in Cloverdale, California. Kristn Unnsteinsdttir is the director of the Learning Center at a small grammar school in Iceland.


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