Sandplay : Therapy with Children and Families
Lois Carey explores the application of sandplay therapy as she learned it from Dora Kalff, among others, and shares her professional experience in a chapter on equipping the office with miniatures and also with cameras (for give-away Polaroids and for record-keeping slides) touching such bottom lines as how to deal with the mess and how to handle the theft of a figure. While Carey cites case examples, complete with pictures, to illustrate her use of sandplay in working with children, she also demonstrates that the medium appeals to the inner child in the adult. Moreover, the sandbox itself sets physical and symbolic limits that enhance therapy with family members, and the sandplay becomes a forum for alliances that the clinician can observe in action and intervene to restructure. Lois Carey makes the case effortless by teaching lessons bound to be welcomed by any professional looking for new tools or open to fresh perspectives.
- Hardback | 206 pages
- 161 x 235.5 x 29mm | 535.25g
- 01 Mar 1999
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
About Lois J. Carey
Lois Carey, M.S.W., B.C.D.S.W., is a clinical social worker in private practice. She graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work, and later studied Jungian theory and Sandplay Therapy in Switzerland, California, and New York. She is a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor of the Association for Play Therapy, a board member of the New York Branch of the Association for Play Therapy, and a Registered Play Therapy Professor of the International Play Therapy Association. She is the Director of the Center for Sandplay Studies, and has lectured and taught Sandplay to professional groups throughout the United States and abroad. Mrs. Carey has published articles on Sandplay, and was the co-editor of Family Play Therapy with Dr. Charles Schaefer.