A Step-by-Step Manual for Psychotherapists of Diverse Orientations
written by Barbara L. Boik and E. Anna Goodwin
Published in 2000 by W.W. Norton.
It received many excellent reviews in psychological journals and is still one of the definitive works on Sandplay out there. The book has sold well both nationally and internationally and in 2001 was translated into Chinese.
For those of you who do not know what Sandplay is, it is a powerful healing technique that utilizes a small tray with wet or dry sand in which clients create scenes using miniature objects. Most of the work is done by the unconscious mind and the technique is very effective as an adjunct to other therapies, especially if a client feels stuck . What’s great is that it can be used with not only children but with adults, couples, families and even groups.
TESTIMONIAL on book cover:
“It was a privilege for me to read this book. Sandplay Therapy is the most comprehensive and informative book on the subject that I have ever read. It is a wonderful feeling for me to be able to recommend a book I so deeply appreciate.”
~ Violet Oaklander, PHD, Author, Window to our Children, Director, Violet Oaklander Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
Listen to an interview with the author about SANDPLAY: what it is and how to use it.