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Table of Contents

List of Plates. List of Figures. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part I: Background and Reflections. Introduction to Background and Reflections. What Makes Sandplay Work? Beginnings. Comparison of Three Authors. Jungian Analysis and Sandplay. Co-transference. Rorschach and Rogers. Expression vs. Experience. Judging. Sandplay Appreciation. The Fourfold Base: Freedom, Protection, Empathy, and Trust. Sandplay Language. On Interpretation. Sandplay is Meant for Healing. How I Do It. Some Essentials. Sandplay with Children and Adults. Understanding and Interpretation. Levels, Stages, Sequences and Themes. Part II: Introduction to Symbol Studies. Turtles and Transitional Objects. Bridges and the Transcendent Function. Toriis and Transformation. Sun and Moon. Hestia and Athena. Part III: Individual Cases. Introduction to Individual Cases. Kathy: Self Healing in the Sandtray. Jim: The Development of the Masculine. Ida: A Woman's Individuation Through Sandplay. Ilsa: a Journey in Five Trays. Irene: From Sandplay to Life. Rhoda: Seeking the Spiritual. Ursula: Ten Trays in Fifteen Years. Amy: Feeling Trapped, Feeling Angry, Feeling Strong. Feeling Free. Emmy: The Co-transference. Debbie: Preparing to Die. Appendix: What I Look for in Final Case Reports. Lines From Kay. Bibliography. Index.

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Kay Bradway is a founding member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the International Society for Sandplay Therapy and of Sandplay Therapists of America. Barbara McCoard is a psychiatrist in private practice and consulting editor of The Journal of Sandplay Therapy.


'I have found the book to be an excellent sandplay primer text for students of sandplay and would highly recommend it for teaching and training purposes. It is a stimulating and well integrated blend of Kay Bradway's many years of clinical practice as an analyst as well as her salient observations and insights on Kalfian sandplay therapy.' - Mary Jane Markell, International Society for Sandplay Therapy

'In my opinion, Sandplay - Silent Workshop of the Psyche with its multiple levels of meaning, is an invaluable resource for both the beginner and for the seasoned psychotherapist.' - Newsletter of the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco

'Kay Bradway and Barbara McCoard's collaboration in writing Sandplay - Silent Workshop of the Psyche has created a multi-leveled book that presents the elemental underpinnings of sandplay therapy as well as reflections about the healing and individuation that occurs in the sandplay process.' - Journal of Sandplay Therapy '

'This important book by Bradway and McCoard moves Sandplay even further along its evolutionary path. It illustrates how Sandplay, with its deep historical roots, continues to evolve into a highly effective technique for mainstream therapists.' - Psychological Perspectives

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