Linda Cunningham PhD

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Relational Sandplay Therapy and Preverbal Trauma

In Early relational trauma, Expanding Sandplay Theory on July 13, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Relational Sandplay Therapy is an advanced, post-Kalffian[1] theory for working with preverbal trauma. This kind of trauma is usually due to early maternal deprivation, and is also called early relational trauma.

Kalsched (1996, p. 1) defines this kind of trauma as

“any experience that causes the child unbearable psychic pain or anxiety. Trauma of this magnititude varies from Read the rest of this entry »

Current Trends: The Expansion of Sandplay Theory and Practice

In Expanding Sandplay Theory on July 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Sandplay therapy is expanding. The trends of expansion are:

  • A continuing effort to deeply understand particular symbols. Articles researching particular symbols have a central place in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy.
  • A continuing effort to understand the sandplay process through case studies.