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Mandalas in Sandplay: A Cultural Perspective-ONLINE CLASS-Pacific Daylight Time
April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pmPrepaid Cost: $30 – $45
Jill Kaplan, M.A., M.F.T.
This online, interactive seminar will focus on the mandala which appears in many cultures as a unifying, symbolic image. Similarly, in sandplay we may see it arise when a patient is struggling to contain or find a relationship to opposites or opposing emotional experiences. Drawing from Jung’s concept of the transcendent function, we will see from a case example how the symbolic aspect of sandplay therapy can help to facilitate a transition from a more rigid psychological attitude towards the development of a more flexible and resilient ego. Participants will have the opportunity to create images of the Self as a means of integrating and applying these concepts to clinical material.
- Give an example of how the tension of the opposites can be seen in sandplay clinical material;
- Describe what is meant by the transcendent function and its role in psychological change;
- Describe the cross-cultural significance of the mandala symbol from a psychological perspective;
- Describe the technique of Sandplay therapy and its application to psychotherapy.
Jill Kaplan, M.A., M.F.T. has worked with children and families for over 40 years and holds masters’ degrees in early childhood education and counseling psychology. She is a certified sandplay therapist and teacher, and has also trained in relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She has practiced Zen meditation for over 25 years, and has been recognized as a teacher of Zen since 2013. She has published several articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, several of them on Buddhism and sandplay therapy, and is currently book reviews editor of the Journal. Jill is a past president of the STA board of trustees. She works with children and adults in private practice in San Jose, California, and teaches and consults on sandplay nationally and internationally.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME IS PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME.
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The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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