Interpreting children's dreams through humanistic sandtray therapy
Children's dreams often depict waking-life events and experiences. Although dream work therapy for adults is fairly established, recommendations for processing children's dreams appear fractional. Because of the distinct developmental needs of children, we postulated that sandtray therapy might assist children to express and discover enlarged meanings in dreams. In this article, we present the Sandtray for Interpreting Childhood Dreams (SICD) intervention for the purpose of potentially helping children gain insight into how their dreams may be related to past and present waking-life experiences. An explanation and application of the model is presented, and the developmental rationale for using the SICD intervention with children is provided. © 2013 Association for Play Therapy.
children, dreamwork therapy, sandtray therapy
Swan, Karrie L., and April A. Schottelkorb. "Interpreting children’s dreams through humanistic sandtray therapy." International Journal of Play Therapy 22, no. 3 (2013): 119.
International Journal of Play Therapy