The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy
- Illustrates the theoretical mechanics of Jungian sandplay and nonverbal psychotherapy
- Includes examples and explanations of the psyche, ego development, and conscious and unconscious states
- A solid basis on which clinicians may cultivate their practice
The theoretical mechanics of Jungian sandplay, a nonverbal psychotherapy, are illustrated in this valuable healing tool. Numerous clinical examples and explanations of the psyche, ego development, and conscious and unconscious states are used to examine the technique's ability to make the psyche change through psychological, mythological, and neurobiological paradigms in child and adult participants. Content themes, such as allegory and alchemy, are touched upon alongside spatial themes that include placement and the concept of center. Whether new to the field or veterans, clinicians will find this a solid basis on which they may cultivate their practice.
Barbara A. Turner, Ph.D., is a certified sandplay therapist and a registered play therapist and supervisor.