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 therapy through the play therapy work of Lowenfeld and Kalff
  2. Investigate the significant influence of H.G. Wells’ Floor Games, on  Margaret Lowenfeld and the subsequent birth of play therapy
  3. Examine the distinction between therapeutic and diagnostic uses of the sand tray
  4. Introduce the historic role of the  modality of Sandplay in the field of play therapy
  5. Understand Lowenfeld’s recognition of the importance of non-verbal work with children in play therapy and her adaptation of Wells Floor Games to play therapy treatment
  6. Explore the three roots of Sandplay therapy in Jungian psychology, Lowenfeld’s World Technique and Eastern philosophy and its role in play therapy

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

  1. Discuss the history and evolution of therapy through the play therapy work of Lowenfeld and Kalff
  2. Describe the significant influence of H.G. Wells’ Floor Games, on  Margaret Lowenfeld and the subsequent birth of play therapy
  3. Articulate the distinction between therapeutic and diagnostic uses of the sand tray
  4. Discuss the historic role of the  modality of Sandplay in the field of play therapy
  5. Describe Lowenfeld’s recognition of the importance of non-verbal work with children in play therapy and her adaptation of Wells Floor Games to play therapy treatment
  6. Explain the three roots of Sandplay therapy in Jungian psychology, Lowenfeld’s World Technique and Eastern philosophy and its role in play therapy

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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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

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