Sandplay Books by Barbara A. Turner, PhD, RST-CT, RPT-S
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The Teachings of Dora Kalff
The Teachings of Dora Kalff, is a beautiful, cloth-bound volume, constructed from the Editor’s notes and sketches done while studying with Dora Kalff. Although not a replication of Mrs. Kalff’s work, the material shares the primary principles of the teachings of this remarkable founder of Jungian Sandplay therapy.
The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy
Now considered the core classic training manual and reference source in Jungian Sandplay Therapy, The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy, remains the most-read book in the field. The Handbook is now translated into Italian, Russian, Chinese and Korean and is among the top 150 bestselling books in Amazon.com’s counseling psychotherapy and psychology reference books. Clear and detailed, The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy, is a must read for all clinicians interested in Sandplay work.
H.G. Wells’ Floor Games: A Father’s Account of Play and Its Legacy of Healing
No longer in print, the publisher has a few remaining copies of H.G. Wells’ delightful Floor Games. As the work that inspired the founder of sand tray work, Dr. Margaret Lowenfeld to bring miniature figures into the clinic for the children, Floor Games is a is a classic reminder to all adults of the necessity for children’s play. Also included with Wells’ tale is Editor Barbara Turner’s commentaries on play, along with some historical material on H.G. Wells.
Images of the Self: The Sandplay Therapy Process
Another classic work in Sandplay, Images of the Self, written by Jungian Analyst, Estelle Weinrib, remains a foundational work in Sandplay. Weinrib reviews the phase of the psyche’s development in Sandplay as she experienced them, then illustrates with a case. This volume also includes Weinrib’s article “The Shadow and the Cross.” Out of print and unavailable for years, Temenos Press® is pleased to make this valuable work available.
Sandplay: A Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Psyche
Formerly out of print and unavailable, Dora Kalff’s classic, Sandplay: A Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Psyche, was returned to print by Temenos Press® in 2003. In this historical volume, written by the founder of Sandplay therapy, Dora Kalff draws from clinical case material to illustrate the movement of the psyche in Sandplay. Written in her characteristic symbolic style, Sandplay, is the foundational text in the field.
Sandplay and Storytelling: The Impact of Imaginative Thinking on Children’s Learning and Development
Sandplay and Storytelling, chronicles the results of Dr. Unnsteinsdóttir’s research study that measured the behavioral, self-esteem, and educational effects of having grammar school children do Sandplay and storytelling over the course of the school year. The results indicated a marked reduction of presenting symptoms and a substantial rise in IQ scores for the majority of the participants. The authors advocate for the inclusion of imaginative and creative play modalities as part of regular curricula to enhance student well-being and learning.
Sandtray Play in Education
Sandtray Play in Education describes the procedure Drs. Kristín Unnsteinsdóttir and Barbara Turner have adapted from Jungian Sandplay therapy, to provide a creative play modality to enhance children’s education in the schools. Founded upon Dr. Unnsteinsdóttir’s research that evidenced enhance learning skills and a reduction of presenting symptoms, this work is used in conjunction with training in the modality.