This ongoing monthly reading group will deepen understanding of Sandplay Therapy, symbolic expression, and archetypal dimensions through the lens of depth psychology. We will choose and discuss articles from the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, a peer-reviewed professional psychotherapy journal. There will be an expected commitment from participants to meet monthly for six months. Sessions will be 90 minutes online at each meeting.
Facilitators will be Judy Zappacosta, MFT, CST-T and Jill Kaplan, MFT, CST-T. When possible, authors of specific journal articles will be invited to join in the discussions as well. We will consider how sandplay therapy may proceed and consider how somatic implications lead to new consciousness. Subject matter will cover Jungian theory, Kalffian sandplay practices, transference and co-transference, neurobiology, and the importance of symbols arising in the body as part of analytic work.
January 14 – Judy Zappacosta: “Dreaming the Body into a New Reality: A Sandplay Therapy Story”
February 11 – Antoinette Eimers: “A Boy’s Encounter with Dying and Death: The Loss of a Twin”
March 11 – Jill Kaplan – “Circumabulation: Pointing to the Center in Sandplay Therapy”
April 8 – Linda Cunningham – “Counter-transference in Jungian Theory”
May 13 – Ulrich Gunderman – “Reconnecting to the Chaotic Primordial Ground: Creative Processes in Sandplay Therapy”
June 10 – Harriet Friedman – Topic TBA
6 Meetings: Thursdays, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10, 2021; 2-3:30 pm