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Keywords

Sandplay--Therapeutic use; Play therapy; Child psychotherapy; Recreational therapy;

Abstract

Sandplay therapy, developed by Margaret Lowenfeld, is a technique where children choose miniature objects to place in a sand tray to create a concrete representation of their internal struggles. The counselor's role is to create a safe and protected environment and does not impose personal suggestions or ideas. The counselor can choose to facilitate different types of sandplay with a child: directed, nondirected, static, moving, or interactive. Sandplay therapy offers techniques such as hide and seek, family sand trays, mazes, and self-figures. Sandplay therapy is effective with children in the school setting. Teachers report that students return to class more relaxed, calm, happy, and focused after doing a sand tray (Allan & Berry, 1987). Mental health professionals should consider the limitations of sandplay.

Year of Submission

2007

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Linda J. Nebbe

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Date Original

2007

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1 PDF file (19 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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