Course 303 – Individuation, Differentiation, Compensation & Adaptation

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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 303 - Individuation, Differentiation, Compensation & Adaptation

About this course

Jungian Theory in Sandplay Therapy - Part 3
Individuation, Differentiation, Compensation &  Adaptation

This is the third in our series on Jungian personality theory in Sandplay therapy. In this course we examine Individuation, Differentiation, Compensation and Adaptation.

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Learning Objectives and Goals - Course 303
Learning Objectives

1. Define the dynamics "individuation," "differentiation," "compensation," and  "adaptation" from the personality theory of Carl G. Jung

2. Examine the functions of these dynamics of Jungian theory in psychic healing and transformation

3. Explore sandplay case material, using these psychic dynamics from Jungian theory as a framework for mapping the psychological changes undergone by the client in sandplay work

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...

1. Articulate the psychic dynamics of individuation, differentiation, compensation and adaptation from Carl G. Jung’s personality theory

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

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

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

Reading    99 Pages
Case Material     15 Sand Trays

Test     117 Questions ...used as a study tool
CE Hours   15 Continuing Education Units and/or Training Hours

Enrollment Fee $115.00

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*Please Note

The 300 series Courses are more advanced studies of the sandplay process that involve intensive work applying theory to actual sandplay case material. These courses build upon the prior work from the 100 and 200 series Courses, and are intended to develop the Learners understanding of sandplay process.


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.




Course Structure

  • Course 303 - Reading
  • Course 303 - Lesson Material
  • Course 303 - Case Study Material
  • Course 303 - Essay Questions