Essential reading for anyone those involved in the psychology of children, this work details how Margaret Lowenfeld developed new forms of communication with children—primarily through the use of play and specifically through sand play—allowing psychotherapists to locate and address behavioral problems resulting from trauma, especially as from the result of war.
“It is hoped that the drawing of Lowenfeld’s insights in this publication will stimulate a revival of interest in her very original ideas.” —British Journal of Psychiatry
“The portrait of Lowenfeld that emerges from this collection is a major acquisition for a gallery of unrivalled interest and importance.” —Radical Philosophy
About the Author:
Margaret Lowenfeld was a pediatrician who became a pioneer of child psychology and psychotherapy who developed several educational techniques that are still widely used today. Cathy Urwin was an acclaimed child psychotherapist and developmental psychologist. John Hood-Williams was a student of Margaret Lowenfeld and the author of several books, including Beyond Sex and Gender.