Sandplay Therapy Research Paper by Lyn Falcon

Sandplay Therapy
This paper explores the use of sandplay therapy in the treatment of psychological disorders.
# 113146 | 1,309 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2009 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Jung) , Psychology (Therapies) , Psychology (Eating Disorders)

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The paper explores how sand therapy treatment is a form of Jungian psychoanalysis that is currently used to treat patients with eating disorders, depression, multiple personality disorder and anxiety disorder. The paper reviews the background and benefits of sandplay therapy and the specific disorders that it treats. The paper explains the many advantages that this treatment can have on individuals with moderate to severe psychological problems.

A Review of the Literature
What is the History and Background of Sandplay Therapy?
What are the Benefits of Sandplay Therapy?
What Disorders Can Be Treated With Sandplay Therapy?

From the Paper:

"Sandplay therapy is a type of Jungian art therapy that was developed and introduced into the psychoanalytic paradigm of psychology by Dora Kalff in the 1950s. Kalff is a Swiss therapist who follows in the concepts and ideals of the famous psychiatrist Carl Jung. Kalff uses Jung's idea of personal individuation and the unconscious Self and incorporates it into the therapeutic process of sandplay (Miller, 2001, p. 31). Sandplay therapy is currently gaining steady recognition in the therapeutic realms of psychology. Evidence suggests that this type of therapy decreases and even eradicates symptoms of depression in both adults and children. Sandplay is also being used to treat eating disorders, multiple personality disorder, and social anxiety disorder (Miller, 2001, p. 31)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Church, Ellen Booth. (2006). Grand Sand. Scholastic Parent & Child, 13, 48-51.
  • Kerl-McClain, Stella. (2005). Redemption of The Shattered. Journal of Creativityin Mental Health, 1, 123-124.
  • Miller, Caroline. (2001). Foundation and Form in Jungian Sandplay. Dramatherapy,23, 31-33.
  • Rhyne, Janie. (2001). Experience, Art, and Art Therapy. American Journal of ArtTherapy, 40, 109-113.
  • Sweeny, Daniel., Minnix, Gene., & Homeyer, Linda. (2003). Using Sandtray Therapy.Journal of Individual Psychology, 59, 376-387.

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