Course 301 – Information

Course 301
Jungian Personaloity Theory – Part 1
The Structures and Dynamics of the Psyche

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The Reading

The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy    Pages 7 – 19
Online Lessons
Online Quiz:                    21 Questions
Written responses:     Applying theory to Sandplay case material

Please Note: The 300 series of courses is advanced and challenging material that builds upon the courses in the 100 and 200 series. It is not advised to attempt these courses without first doing Course series 100 & 200.

Theoretical Concepts: How Sandplay Therapy Works

Chapter 1 – The Structure of the Psyche
The Unconscious
Consciousness and being Conscious
The Conscious and the Unconscious in
The Ego

Each test is individually read and evaluated by our Facilitator, Barbara Turner, PhD.  If Dr. Turner determines that test responses need more work, tests will be returned with suggestions for further reading, re-writing, and so on.

Our objective is to develop understanding of Jungian Sandplay therapy.  Just completing the test does not insure the issuance of the Certificate of Completion. The Learner must successfully pass the test to be granted credit.

NOTE:  Course tuition fees can be paid on the “Payments” page

About this Course
Course 301 begins our four-part series in the theoretical underpinnings of Jungian Sandplay therapy. In this first of a four-part series, the fundamental concepts of the psychic structures defined by C.G. Jung are introduced.  This course explores the essential elements of the psychic structures and their application and function to the Sandplay process. Over the course of the four components of the Advanced Courses, the learner builds upon knowledge and hands-on experience of the benefits and application of Jungian theory in Sandplay.

Learning Objectives

  1. To introduce the structures of the psyche in Jungian personality theory.
  2. To explore the functions of the structures of the psyche.
  3. To distinguish between consciousness, the domain of consciousness and the unconscious.
  4. To examine how the structures interact to create a sense of identity.
  5. To study how the structures of the psyche appear in Sandplay therapy.
  6. To develop understanding of how the application of Jungian personality theory to Sandplay work facilitates the therapist’s capacity to contain the psyche’s movement in silence.

Learning Goals
after taking this course, the student will be able to

  1. Identify the primary structures of the psyche using Jungian personality theory.
  2. Describe the function of the individual structures of the psyche .
  3. Distinguish between what is conscious and what is unconscious.
  4. Articulate how the structures of the psyche work together to create a sense of identity.
  5. Identify the fundamental appearance of components of the ego structure in Sandplay.
  6. Describe how an understanding of Jung’s personality theory helps the Sandplay therapist contain and facilitate the client’s work.
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