Sandtray Therapy

Author: Linda E. Homeyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317311430
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Psychology

Sandtray Therapy is an essential book for professionals and students interested in incorporating this unique modality into work with clients of all ages. The third edition includes information on integrating neurological aspects of trauma and sandtray, updates per the DSM-5, and a new chapter on normative studies of the use of sandtray across the lifespan. As in previous editions, readers will find that the book is replete with handouts, images, examples, and resources for use in and out of the classroom. The authors’ six-step protocol guides beginners through a typical session, including room setup, creation and processing of the sandtray, cleanup, post-session documentation, and much more.

Sandtray Therapy

Author: Linda Homeyer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415883342
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

"How is it possible to put so much in such a small book? Homeyer and Sweeney have written a definitive primer for beginning sandtray therapists. This manual is a practical, comprehensive, concise, and easy to understand approach to the essentials of sandtray therapy that could best be described as a sandtray therapy road map."---Garry Landreth, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, Regents Professor, Founder, Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas; Director Emeritus, Assocation for Play Therapy "I encourage the reader to purchase and review this lovely and useful text. I love it for its accessible language, responsible reviews of the literature, creativity, and obvious passion for the work. Thank you Linda and Daniel for this great contribution to our knowledge and clear directives for application!"---From the foreword by Elieana Gil, PhD, Director of Clinical Services, Gil Center for Healing & Fairfax, Virginia "Homeyer and Sweeney understand the healing power of sandtray therapy and masterfully conveny their vast knowledge and experience in a clearly written and practical guide. Their manual is an essential resource for beginning and seasoned practitioners, and is a must for teaching sandtray---it belongs on the shelf of all mental health professionals!"---Sue Bratton, PhD, LPC, RPT-S, Professor, Department of Counseling, Development, and Higher Education, University of North Texas; Director, Center for Play Therapy This new edition of Sandtray Therapy is an essential read for professionals and students who wish to incorporate the use of sandtray therapy into their work with clients of all ages. All aspects of this therapeutic technique are explored engagingly and in detail. The authors describe how to select appropriate types of sand, put together a sandtray, and develop a collection of miniatures for their clients to use. Their six-step protocol guides beginners through a typical session, including room set-up, creation of the client's sandtray and the therapist's role, processing the sandtrya, cleanup, and post-session documentation. New chapters discuss group sandtray therapy, working with couples and families, sandtray therapy and psychic trauma, integrating cognitive and structural techniques, and a review of the relevant research. Numerous photos of sandtrays and miniatures are provided, and case studies illustrate how to carry out an effective session. Appendices offer sample forms and handouts, as well as a detailed bibliography to help readers make the most of this innovative and creative therapy practice.

Sandplay Therapy

Author: Barbara Labovitz Boik
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393703191
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Psychology

Sandplay utilizes a small tray of wet or dry sand, in which clients create scenes using miniature objects--a nonverbal communication of their internal and external worlds. For therapists interested in exploring the ways that sandplay facilitates growth and healing and in expanding their reservoir of therapeutic tools by incorporating sandplay into their practices, this practical handbook will be an invaluable resource. After presenting the history and benefits of sandplay, the authors describe how to create a sandplay therapy room, including choosing sand containers, finding evocative objects, and displaying objects appropriately. They provide detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to conduct spontaneous and directed sandplay therapy sessions with individuals, couples, children, and families. Various ways of recording the creation of a sand world are described, so that both the process and the product will be saved even after the sand tray is dismantled.Not only does the book establish the foundation for incorporating sandplay into the reader's current psychotherapeutic practice, but it will also stimulate the creative process of the professional. Like the client who sees internal and interpersonal dynamics and dilemmas pictured in the sand, the therapist will find that this powerful experiential tool reveals insights, information, and avenues to explore. The authors illustrate the process with numerous sandplay experiences with clients. They also discuss clients for whom sandplay is contraindicated and some problems that might arise. To encourage the growth of the therapist, they include instructions on personal sandplay work. Comprehensive in nature, this book provides the foundation for both novice and experienced professionals to perform sandplay therapy effectively with adults, children, and couples.

The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy

Author: Barbara A. Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317325963
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Genre: Psychology

The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of this therapeutic method, developed to provide a means of helping clients of all ages with mental suffering. The contributors, from a range of therapeutic and cultural backgrounds, demonstrate core theory and practice, and explore the implications of current neuroscientific research. The chapters illustrate the effectiveness of this seemingly simple psychotherapeutic tool in its contemporary applications. Split into six parts, this handbook considers: Sandplay therapy in medicine Sandplay with special populations Sandplay in analysis and general practice Adaptions of the Sandplay method in education Sandplay and the spirit Non-Jungian uses of the sand tray in therapeutic applications Unique in scope and breadth, this handbook will appeal to academics and students of Jungian psychotherapy, as well as occupational therapists, art and play therapists, and all clinicians using Sandplay therapy as part of their professional practice.

Praxis der psychoanalytischen Familien und Paartherapie

Author: Günter Reich
Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170172557
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

Die Autoren stellen die Grundkonzepte der Behandlungsformen der Familien- und Paartherapie dar, u.a. die Mehrgenerationen-Perspektive, die Dynamik von Verdienst, Vermachtnis und Loyalitat, die Wirkungen von Familienmythen und Familiengeheimnissen sowie die Entwicklung von Paarbeziehungen im Familiensystem. Die therapeutischen Prozesse werden bezuglich der Interventionen, der Kontaktaufnahme und des Erstgespraches sowie der Ubertragungs- und Abwehrprozesse beschrieben. Den Hauptteil bilden Darstellungen der Familientherapie und Paartherapie bei verschiedenen Storungsbildern, z.B. Angststorungen, Depressionen, Borderline-Storungen, Anorexie und Zwangsstorungen.


Author: Linda Homeyer
ISBN: UOM:39015063193257
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Psychology

Group Play Therapy

Author: Daniel S. Sweeney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136247200
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Genre: Psychology

Group Play Therapy presents an updated look at an effective yet underutilized therapeutic intervention. More than just an approach to treating children, group play therapy is a life-span approach, undergirded by solid theory and, in this volume, taking wings through exciting techniques. Drawing on their experiences as clinicians and educators, the authors weave theory and technique together to create a valuable resource for both mental health practitioners and advanced students. Therapists and ultimately their clients will benefit from enhancing their understanding of group play therapy.

Foundations of Couples Marriage and Family Counseling

Author: David Capuzzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118710784
Release Date: 2015-01-07
Genre: Psychology

A comprehensive and practical approach to the world of marriage,couples, and family counseling Esteemed academics David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer presentthe theory, research, and real-life practice of today's counselorsand therapists in family therapy settings. Aligned with the Councilfor Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs(CACREP) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and FamilyTherapy Education (COAMFTE), this useful text covers foundationalteaching important to readers, but also critical modern topics notincluded in other texts, such as sexuality, trauma, divorce,domestic violence, and addictions, filial play therapy, and usingcommunity genograms to position culture and context in familytherapy. With a unique focus on practical applications, the bookdiscusses the major family therapy theories, and provides graduatestudents and post-graduate learners in counseling, mental health,and behavioral health fields the skills and techniques they need tohelp couples and families as part of their work in a variety ofhelping environments. Each chapter contains case studies andanecdotes that help readers think critically about the issues theyare likely to deal with as clinicians. Written by recognized and respected contributors, this bookhelps readers see the connection between what they know and whathappens in couples and family counseling sessions. Readerswill: Learn the knowledge and skills essential to family therapy Understand the history, concepts, and techniques associatedwith major theories Examine the key issues specific to couples work, with relevantintervention Explore solutions to the complexities generated by specialissues Discusses the modern realities of family, diversity andculture, and systemic contexts Family and couples counseling presents a complex interplay ofvarious factors inherent to each individual, the dynamic interplaybetween each person's issues, and the outside influences that shapebehavior. Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and FamilyCounseling helps readers sort out the complexity and guideclients toward lasting resolution.

Blending Play Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Author: Athena A. Drewes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470495529
Release Date: 2009-02-17
Genre: Psychology

In today's managed-care environment, therapeutic techniques must be proven to be effective to be reimbursable. This comprehensive volume is written by leaders in the field and collects classic and emerging evidence-based and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments therapists can use when working with children and adolescents. Step-by-step instruction is provided for implementing the treatment protocol covered. In addition, a special section is included on therapist self-care, including empirically supported studies. For child and play therapists, as well school psychologists and school social workers.

EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children

Author: Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826111246
Release Date: 2008-06-02
Genre: Psychology

This manual is based on EMDR theory created by Dr. Francine Shapiro and documented in Dr. Shapiro's books (1995, 2001), and serves as an adjunct to EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children This treatment manual provides a simple and practical way to use the EMDR scripts, protocols, and forms in psychotherapy with children and adolescents that are detailed in the book EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children. The manual was derived from the EMDR Fidelity Research Manual for children, which was created by these authors. By using a standard treatment protocol for providing EMDR psychotherapy for children and by conducting pre- and post-treatment assessments, therapists can also conduct their own study of treatment outcomes. In additional to contributing to research, the manual is beneficial to the therapist and the client in order to monitor treatment progress and outcomes. The manual is organized consistent with the chapters in the book and begins with the directions to the therapist, session protocols, therapist's scripts, and forms for each phase of the protocol. Instructions to the therapist provide an overview of the goals for the specific phase of EMDR with suggestions for case conceptualization. Session protocols include the steps for the specific phase of treatment. Also provided are therapist's scripts that include possible languaging for the therapist to use with the child written in italics. The final section of each phase includes forms as templates for the therapist to use for documentation and case planning. When using the EMDR protocol with clients of any age, but especially with children, the therapist can integrate techniques and tools from play therapy, art therapy, sand tray therapy, and any other techniques with which the therapist determines are helpful for the client to express themselves.