This book explores the essence of sandplay therapy. Drawing on Grace Hongís extensive work in the field the book discusses this unique, creative and nonverbal approach to therapy. The book focuses on her experiences in practice, research and teaching from both the US and Taiwan.
Foreword by Katherine Bradway. Foreword By Chi Hui Jung. Foreword By Barbara Weller. Introduction. Part I: Research Conducted in the United States. Introduction. Literature Review. Method. Results and Discussion. Conclusion. Part II: The Authorís Sandplay Case Done in the United States. Introduction of the Case. Zanaís Sandplay Process. Summary. Part III: Study of the Symbol. Importance of Symbol in Sandplay Therapy. Study of Dragon as a Symbol. Part IV: Authorís Sandplay Research Done in Taiwan. Introduction. The Sandplay Outcome Study of 12 Professional Mental Health Workers. Part V: Authorís Sandplay Case Done in Taiwan. Introduction of the Case. Jadeís Sandplay Rebirth Process: From Darkness to Light. Summary.
Grace Hong, Psy.D is a clinical psychologist. She has worked for the Hennepin County Court as a psychologist in US for thirty years and since returning home to Taiwan in 1999, she has dedicated herself in teaching sandplay therapy in her home country. She is the founding president of Taiwanese Sandplay Therapy Association and works for the Garden of Hope Foundation as an in-house consultant. She is certified in Taiwan and MN, US as a clinical psychologist and is a teaching member of the International Society of Sandplay Therapy and Sandplay Therapists of America.
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