Sand Tray Therapy

A variety of approaches

Authored by: Linda E. Homeyer , Daniel S. Sweeney

The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138101692
eBook ISBN: 9781315656748
Adobe ISBN: 9781317325970


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Sand tray therapy is an expressive therapy that has the unique and impressive quality of being quite adaptive and flexible. It can incorporate a wide variety of theoretical and technical psychotherapeutic approaches. It can be directive or non-directive, fully non-verbal, or verbally assisted. It can also integrate techniques from a wide spectrum of counseling approaches. This makes sand tray therapy a truly cross-theoretical intervention.

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