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On Becoming a Jungian Sandplay Therapist


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Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction: Sandplay and Transitions. 1. On Becoming a Sandplay Therapist: An Overview of What We Might Meet on the Way. 2. Delphine: The Influence of Moroccan Jewish Mystical Belief on the Survival and Sandplay Process of an Israeli Woman. 3. Numinosity and Healing in Sandplay in Nature and in the Clinic. 4. Following the Fisherman Image in Sandplay: Introduction: The Life of a Room, a Sandtray and Objects. 5. The Symbolism of Sea Shells in Jungian Sandplay: Symbolic Ties to Ancestral Veneration of Shells in Rites of Fertility, Birth, Burial and Renewal. 6. Sandplay Day: Individual Sandplay in Groups for Sandplay Therapists. Conclusion. References. Index.

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The current theory and creative aspects of sandplay

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Lenore F. Steinhardt, MA, ATR, CST-T, has over 30 years of experience as an art therapist in a public facility and in private practice and 25 years of experience as a Jungian sandplay therapist, teacher and supervisor. She is co-director and founder of the Art Therapy Training Program and the Jungian Sandplay Training Program at the School of Advanced Studies, Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is the author of Foundation and Form in Jungian Sandplay also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


This is a beautiful book: lyrical, creative, and absorbing. I highly recommend it. -- Rie Rogers Mitchell, PhD, President, International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST)
Lenore Steinhardt's valuable overview of each of the components that create both sandplay therapy and the sandplay therapist helps broaden understanding of the roots from which sandplay has grown. Her personal reflections, as well as case studies, offer both theoretical and practical understanding of this therapy. In addition, her perspective on the natural world as mirrored in sandplay therapy adds another important dimension to this work. -- Judy D. Zappacosta, MFT, CST-T, International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST), Sandplay Therapists of America (STA)
This book, based on expert knowledge gained through a lifetime of personal experience, impressively combines Jungian analysis and art therapy in sandplay. It also emphasizes the benefits of long-term cooperation and collaboration of colleagues in sandplay. It is a treasure for all sandplay therapists, students, as well as experienced and advanced experts and teachers. -- Ulrike Hinsch, PhD, CST-T, pediatrician and psychotherapist in private practice, Board and teaching member of the International (ISST) and the German (DGST) Societies of Sandplay Therapy
On Becoming a Jungian Sandplay Therapist showcases Lenore Steinhardt's ability to 'fish alone' and to bring clarity to the complexities of Jungian sandplay. In this book she explores her personal journey as a sandplay practitioner and offers the reader useful insights gained through years of experience. Making reference to the fisherman as symbol, she observes the following: 'He represents a state of constant expectation and not-knowing, and sudden fulfilment, holding the tension of the opposites.' As does she, hooking us into her journey through the diversity of her reflections. -- Maggie Baron, CST-T, British and Irish Sandplay Society (BISS) and International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST)
Lenore Steinhardt's work with sandplay is beautifully displayed in this book, which is not only important from a technical point of view, but also makes it easy to enter into contact with the symbolic world. She integrates all of the roots of Jungian analysis, as well as her own natural insight, into her sandplay work. Her Jungian understanding is incorporated in the freedom of her approach to the patient's problem, which enables a kind of 'magical' attitude that may remind the reader of shamanic behavior. -- Dr.Milvia Talamini, IAAP, CST-T, Jungian analyst and International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST) sandplay teacher

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