Certified Sandplay Training with Barbara Turner, PhD
Welcome to our Training Site – This is the educational branch of Barbara Turner’s work, dedicated to the dissemination of training in Jungian Sandplay Therapy to mental health clinicians. We offer online courses and in-person trainings.
About Dr. Turner
Barbara Turner began her study of Jungian sandplay therapy with the founder of the method, Dora M. Kalff, in Switzerland in 1988. Her interests and explorations of sandplay continue to this day.
Dr. Turner has done extensive research into the theory and healing process of sandplay. She focused her doctoral studies on the sandplay method, writing her dissertation on methods of understanding sandplay process. Dr. Turner was instrumental in returning the classic books in sandplay to print, and is the author of what is considered by some to be the authoritative text on Jungian sandplay, The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy. She teaches sandplay therapy to mental health clinicians internationally, and serves as consultant to practicing sandplay & play therapists.
Dr. Turner has co-authored with Dr. Kristín Unnsteinsdottír, Sandplay and Storytelling: The Impact of Imaginative Thinking on Children’s Learning and Development. She has also published The Teachings of Dora Kalff, both of which you can read about on our “Books” page.
Dr. Turner is the founder the the Association for Sandplay Therapy – AST, the international professional organization dedicated to maintaining the core principles of Dora Kalff’s Sandplay in our work and teaching – clarity, loving kindness & humility.