ERIC Number: EJ1024037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
An Exploratory Inquiry of Sandtray Group Experiences with Adolescent Females in an Alternative School
Swank, Jacqueline M.; Lenes, Emi A.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v38 n4 p330-348 2013
A sandtray group experience is a creative intervention that counselors may want to incorporate into their work with adolescents. This qualitative inquiry explored the experiences of adolescent females who participated in a sandtray group while attending an alternative school. The researchers identified five themes that emerged from the data: (a) self-expression, (b) development of insight, (c) growth opportunities, (d) hope, and (e) group dynamics. Implications for group workers and recommendations for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Creativity, Intervention, Adolescents, Females, Nontraditional Education, Self Expression, Student Development, Group Dynamics, Play Therapy, Counseling Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Phenomenology, Self Concept
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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