The Therapist and Process
How does relationship figure in the context of using sandtrays and miniatures.
Transference to therapist and the materials. Counter-transference to client and the client’s creations. Observing the therapeutic relationship in the tray. Is caring enough? The therapists blind spot and the negative transference in sandplay. Observing the transference in the tray. The meaning and evolution of the Sandplay. Therapy process. The training of the therapist, including elements towards Certification, importance of one’s Personal Process, symbolic thinking, case presentation and supervision will be outlined.
Dr. Alexander Esterhuyzen is a Senior (Jungian) Analyst with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists in London. He is also a Sandplay Therapist and Teaching member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST).
Currently he is President of ISST. He also worked for many years as a Consultant Psychiatrist specialized in Psychotherapy and was Honorary Senior Lecturer for the University of London at St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London. He has taught and supervised in many international projects on Jungian Psychology and Sandplay Therapy.