Course 302 – The Four Functions

Course Dates: Open-ended
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Course Language: English
Price:  FREE
Barbara A. Turner, PhD
Barbara A. Turner, PhD
Barbara Turner 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.
Course 302 - The Four Functions

About this course

Jungian Theory in Sandplay Therapy - Part 2
The Four Functions,  Persona, Shadow and Archetypes

This is the second course in a four-part series on Jungian personality theory in the sandplay process. Building upon the material from Course 301, in this course we study the four functions, and their role in the sandplay experience of both client and therapist. Participants will take an on line personality type indicator, intended to facilitate their subjective modes of perception and experience as the therapist in the sandplay process. This course reviews the roles of the persona and the shadow, and examines the function of archetypes in the healing and transformation of sandplay.

Learning Objectives and Goals - Course 302


Learning Objectives

To define the "four functions," the "persona," the "shadow," and the "archetypes" -- elements from the personality theory of Carl G. Jung


To examine the functions of these elements of Jungian theory in psychic healing and transformation


To explore sandplay case material, using these elements of Jungian theory as a framework for mapping the psychological changes undergone by the client in sandplay work


To provide the therapist with a tool for entering a more conscious relationship with the largely unconscious sandplay material


Learning Goals

After taking this class, the Learner will be able to...

Articulate the structural elements and psychic dynamics of the four functions, the persona, the shadow, and the archetypes from Carl G. Jung’s personality theory


Have a working understanding of these elements of personality in the changes undergone by the psyche in processes of healing and transformation


Work with sandplay case material using these terms from Jungian theory as a framework for better comprehending the process


Recognize the value of and utilize Jungian theory as one means of working with sandplay.


Reading:     9 pages
On Line Lessons:     5 pages

Sandplay Case Vignettes:     4 Vignettes, 6 Sand Trays
Sandplay Case: 14 Sand Trays
Quiz:    45 Questions
Test:   55 Short Answer Questions
CE Hours:  10 Continuing Education Hours or Training Hours
Enrollment Fee:  $89.00

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Course Structure

  • Course 302 - Reading
  • Course 302 - Lecture
  • Course 302 - Case Vignettes
  • 302 - Quiz 1
  • 302 - Essay Questions