Demonstration Class

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Anyone
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.

About this course

About Jungian Sandplay Therapy

Complimentary Demonstration Mini Course

To Introduce you to our Sandplay Online Learning Center

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This is a 1 hour course, designed to introduce the Participants to Jungian Sandplay Therapy, as well as the format of the Learning Center Courses.

The reading material for this course is included in the on line lesson. In the actual courses, most readings are from books.  We include images in the Demonstration Class to give examples of how pictures are used for the study of sandplay case material in the Intermediate and Advanced Courses (Levels 300 +).

Please note that the sandplay images used in the Foundation and Introductory Courses (Levels 100 - 200) are from the reading materials.

Learning Objectives

  1. To develop a basic understanding of how the dimension of play operates in Jungian sandplay therapy.
  2. To acquire a basic understanding of the Jungian sandplay therapy method of working in the sand.
  3. To develop a fundamental understanding of how the Jungian sandplay method creates the conditions for psychic healing and transformation through the free and protected space.
  4. To understand how the role of the therapist is critical to the sandplay therapy process.
  5. To acquire an introductory understanding of how the psyche moves simultaneously with the movement and changes in the symbolic content of the sandplay.
  6. To understand why no interpretation of the sandplay is made to the client in the Jungian sandplay method.


Learning Goals

- After taking this course the Participant will be able to...

  1. Articulate in a simple way that the play dimension operates in Jungian sandplay therapy.
  2. Describe the procedures of the Jungian sandplay therapy method.
  3. Summarize a fundamental account of how the free and protected space works in Jungian sandplay.
  4. Articulate a basic understanding of the importance of the role of the therapist in the sandplay process.
  5. Describe the simultaneous movement of the psyche with the symbolic content of the sandplay.
  6. Briefly describe why Jungian sandplay is not interpreted to the client.

Reading:  7 pages

Test:  15 questions

CE Hours:       1



Course Structure

  • Learning Objectives & Goals
  • Lecture Material - About Jungian Sandplay Therapy
  • Quiz - About Jungian Sandplay Therapy
  • Course Evaluation