Course 102 – Information

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About this course

This course explores the development of miniature worlds for play therapy purposes, beginning with Margaret Lowenfeld’s World Technique and Dora Kalff’s revision of this method in Jungian Sandplay therapy.

This is a self-paced, read & test course – No time limits
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Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the history and evolution of Sandplay therapy through the play therapy work of Lowenfeld and Kalff.
  2. Examine the distinction between therapeutic and diagnostic uses of the sand tray. Introduce the historic role of Sandplay in the field of play therapy.
  3. Understand Lowenfeld’s recognition of the importance of non-verbal work with children and her adaptation of Wells Floor Games to play therapy treatment.
  4. Explore the three roots of Sandplay therapy in Jungian psychology, Lowenfeld’s World Technique and Eastern philosophy.

Learning Goals
After taking this class the student will (be able to)

  1. Have a sound understanding of the roots and historical development of the play therapy method of Sandplay.
  2. Understand the reasoning Margaret Lowenfeld used in adapting H.G. Wells miniature world games to fit the needs of children in her clinical setting.
  3. Understand the differences between various diagnostic and treatment uses of sand trays and miniature worlds in the play therapy setting.
  4. Articulate the fundamental differences between Lowenfeld’s World Technique and Dora Kalff’s Jungian Sandplay as play therapy methods.
  5. Have a basic grasp of how play is necessary for creativity for both adults and children.

CE Hours: 8
Reading: 60 pages
H.G. Wells’ Floor Games: A Father’s Account of Play and Its Legacy of Healing
Editor: Barbara A. Turner, PhD  —  Pages 91 – 117

The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy
Author: Barbara A. Turner, PhD
Appendix B                            Pages 691 – 695

Images of the Self: The Sandplay Therapy Process
Author: Estelle L. Weinrib
Introductory Material   pages xi – xix
Chapters 1 & 2            pages 1 – 9

Sandplay: A Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Psyche
Author: Dora M. Kalff
Foreword: Martin Kalff                 pages v – xvi

Quiz: 125 questions
Enrollment Fee: $69.00

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