Course 304 Information

Jungian Theory in Sandplay Therapy – Part 4
Symbol Formation and the Transcendent Function

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All of the reading for Course 304 is contained in the online lessons. The Sandplay case vignettes that illustrate the concepts are also in this reading. The course is in three parts.

For your convenience, the Quiz questions for 304 – Part 2 are written into the text. You may download them from the link in Part 2. As before, once you have completed your answers, you will write them in a Word document and email to Dr. Turner for review.

For 304 – Parts 1 & 3, there is also a 25 question Quiz, which you will want to print out and use as a study guide.


About this course
This course concludes the four-part series on Jungian theory in Sandplay therapy. This class focuses on the dynamics of symbol formation and the transcendent function in healing and transformation. Sandplay case material is explored using these concepts as a tool for understanding and coming into relationship with the psyche’s movements as it grows and changes. 

Learning Objectives

  1. To define the term “symbol formation,” from the personality theory of Carl G. Jung as seen in the play therapy modality of Sandplay.
  2. To define the term “transcendent function,” from the personality theory of Carl G. Jung as seen in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  3. To investigate how symbols are formed in the psyche through the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  4. To explore how transformative change occurs through symbolic process  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  5. To examine the functions of the symbol formation in  Jungian theory in psychic healing and transformation in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  6. To explore Sandplay case material, using these psychic dynamics from Jungian theory as a framework for mapping the psychological changes undergone by the client in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  7. To survey the two types of thinking that Jung discovered and how they work  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  8. To study the dynamics of observing attitude as it applies to the client-therapist interaction in the symbolic field  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  9. To explore the role of the ego in the transformational process  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  10. To study the functions of the compensatory product in the symbolic change process that occurs  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  11. To define the role of enantiodromia in the symbolic change process  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  12. To investigate the build up of tension in the psyche when the ego is mis-aligned to the Self and how this manifests  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  13. To examine the role of archetypes in the symbolic process of transformation  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  14. To explore the difference between what Jung called a sign and a symbol  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  15. To study where symbols are found in daily life and  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  16. To explore how symbols are not definitive and are essentially linked to all other symbols  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  17. To provide the therapist with a tool for entering a more conscious relationship with the largely unconscious material in the play therapy modality of Sandplay 

Learning Goals
After taking this class, the learner will be able to…

  1. Define the term “symbol formation,” from the personality theory of Carl G. Jung as seen in the play therapy modality of Sandplay.
  2. Discuss the term “transcendent function,” from the personality theory of Carl G. Jung as seen in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  3. Describe how symbols are formed in the psyche through the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  4. Discuss how transformative change occurs through symbolic process  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  5. Recognize the functions of the symbol formation in  Jungian theory in psychic healing and transformation in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  6. Express how Sandplay case material, using these psychic dynamics from Jungian theory as a framework for mapping the psychological changes undergone by the client in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  7. Outline the two types of thinking that Jung discovered and how they work  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  8. Identify the dynamics of observing attitude as it applies to the client-therapist interaction in the symbolic field  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  9. Explain the role of the ego in the transformational process  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  10. To study the functions of the compensatory product in the symbolic change process that occurs  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  11. Outline the role of enantiodromia in the symbolic change process  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  12. Discuss the build up of tension in the psyche when the ego is mis-aligned to the Self and how this manifests  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  13. Outline the role of archetypes in the symbolic process of transformation  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  14. Distinguish the difference between what Jung called a sign and a symbol  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  15. Recognize where symbols are found in daily life and  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  16. Understand how symbols are not definitive and are essentially linked to all other symbols  in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  17. Have a tool for entering a more conscious relationship with the largely unconscious material in the play therapy modality of Sandplay

 

 

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  1. Articulate the psychic dynamics of symbol formation and the transcendent function from Carl G. Jungs 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 ~ 16 pages
Online Lessons ~ 59 pages
Sandplay ~ Vignettes 3       Sand Trays ~ 12
Tests ~  25 Essay Questions  &  25 True/False Questions
15  Continuing Education Hours
$115.00  Enrollment Fee

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