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ERIC Number: EJ844383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Play in Supervision: Exploring the Sandtray with Beginning Practicum Students
Markos, Patricia A.; Coker, J. Kelly; Jones, W. Paul
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v2 n3 p3-15 2006-2007
Clinical supervision is a fundamental component of counselor education training. Counselor Educators play an active and dynamic role in helping beginning practicum students conceptualize their work with clients. The use of expressive arts in counseling has been shown to be effective in creating a deeper level and meaning to counselor and client interactions. This article describes the use of a particular expressive art technique, a sandtray, based on Sandplay Therapy, with students enrolled in beginning practicum. Additionally, results from a pilot study comparing ratings of traditional supervision and ratings of sandtray supervision with students enrolled in a beginning practicum experience are provided. Results of the pilot study indicated some preliminary support for the viability of the application comparing ratings of traditional supervision sessions with ratings of supervision using sandtray. (Contains 2 photos.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A