Art Therapy Resources
The field of art therapy is discovering that artistic expression can be a powerful means of personal transformation and emotional/spiritual healing. In this book, Shaun McNiff, a leader in expressive arts therapy for more than three decades, reflects on a wide spectrum of activities aimed at reviving art's traditional healing function. - Taken a class with Shaun at Lesley College
Emotional Learning Cards. "These cards effectively combine thought-provoking contemporary art images with stimulating questions that highlight themes relating to social identity, gender and the meanings we give to our experiences. They will be very useful for art therapists, teachers and parents." - Diane Waller OBE (Professor of Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Sandplay: Lorraine Freedle Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) and the International Society of Sandplay Therapists (ISST). It requires training, scholarship and personal process in Jungian psychology and Sandplay therapy. Sandplay is a depth-oriented, meditative, and multi-sensory form of psychotherapy founded by Dora Kalff in Switzerland. Sandplay is particularly useful in the treatment of trauma and emotional healing, as well as for personal growth and development.
The sand tray provides a safe and protected space for children to express their experiences and emotions freely, and engage in the natural healing process of imaginative play.
Dora Kalff suggested using a sand tray that is 19.5 x 28.5 x 2.75 inches. This size is based on what the individual can be assumed to see without turning his or her head. This way the sand tray encompasses the field of vision and becomes the world. This sand tray is one of two trays handmade from red oak according to Dora Kalff's dimensions and donated to Southwestern College Counseling Center by the Lansrud-Lopez family.
When building your Sandplay collection, be sure to gear your collection toward the developmental level of the clients you are working with. Preschoolers will want more family and fantasy figures. Latency age children will use soldiers, people doing tasks, princesses, horses and fantasy figures. Teenagers may go for more archetypal figures, including images of transformation.