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Articles on Sandtray Therapy

Comprehensive Context of Origin of Sandplay Images by Meltzer & Porat

An image is a spontenous product of an individual psyche. The conception presented here is that an image both reflects and effects, simultaneously the interaction of the personal, objective, and transpersonal aspects of the psyche.

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Sandplay Images of the 15th of January by Porat & Meltzer

This article was orginally written during the weeks prior to the Gulf War, documenting the impact upon Sandplayers of the impending tragic-drama. The article is dedicated to the memory of Nora & Moshe Meshulam, and Milton Meltzer.

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Lowenfeld and Kalff: Two Theories of Sandplay    by Alison Van Dyk

Excerpt- "This presentation will outline the contributions of Lowenfeld and Kalff to Sandplay in both theory and as illustrated in the case of an early adolescent client. Slides of Sandtray sessions, Drawings and Mosaic Tests will demonstrate this form of therapy."

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Brief Theoretical Introduction to Sandplay Therapy by Porat & Meltzer

Key concepts in Sandplay Therapy include: play, projection, imagination, archtypes, complexes, psyche, and images. The following pages offer some introduction to these and other concepts related to Sandplay.

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Caring For Our Children by Alison Van Dyk

 

Brief overview of sandtray therapy and its applications in therapy.

Excerpt- "Sandplay is a method of therapy that was developed in the mid–twenties by the English Pediatrician Dr. Margaret Lowenfeld. It consists of a tray with sand in it and a sufficient number of toys or miniatures so that the child can create a world of their own."

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Comments About Personal & Collective Images by Meltzer & Porat

A few observations and inferences about the reciprocal relationship between the personal and transpersonal origin of images.

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Hyperactivity and Four Year Old Children By Alison Van Dyk

Examines the use of sandtray therapy with a four year old child.

Excerpt- "In subsequent Sandplay sessions, Jason worked on his father issues using Darth Vader as the dangerous Dad whom he has to call Mom for help with during two home visits. I have no doubt that Jason was terrified by his father’s aggressive behavior"

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Proposal For Training and Research by Meltzer & Porat

The Israeli Sandplay Therapists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of Sandplay Therapy resources. The following pages outline goals, purposes, plans, and funding needs to serve the professional and client populations.

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Sandplay Serves Recovery and RECOVERY by Meltzer & Porat

Recovery is about returning to “normal functioning” after a crisis, through repression and suppression. And RECOVERY can also be about an “organismic transformation” - from a state of disintegration to a new wholeness.

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