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Lesson Plans


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joym (joym)
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 20:49:37 -0500

The therapy approach you are inquiring about is actually called "sandtray",
developed by Dora Kalff. In sandtray therapy one expresses themselves via
three dimentional sand "pictures", using the sand and archetypal figures
chosen from a wide variety that are made available. The "pictures" and
their symbolic meanings are explored with the therapist, and are seen as
representations of one's view of life & connection with it. Sandtray
therapy is used with children as well as adults.When I looked into post
Masters training in sandtray it was quite a process. Admission to study
required "a university education in medicine, psychology, pedagogy,
theology, clinical social work or marriage & family counseling." Training
included at least 100 hours in seminars, at least 2 papers, a minimum of 30
hours of supervision, a case study report, and on-going continuing
education. Successful completion of the training requirements allows one to
be eligible for membership in the International Society for Sandtray

Joy Moody
art therapist/basketmaker