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Understanding Children's Sandplay

Lowenfeld's World Technique

This book is essential reading for all those involved in the Psychology of the Child

Lowenfeld realised that “Play” was the medium through which children worked out their emotional conflicts. She recognized that it was a cognitive process which could be analysed (in a non-Freudian way) to understand and deal with behaviour problems and also perhaps help children to develop. She developed the then new concept of non-verbal communication, and methods and tools for using “Play” as therapy and as a therapeutic and analytical tool. This book follows on from her classic book Play in Childhood, which was published in 1935.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-84519-082-8
Paperback Price: £17.95 / $34.95
Release Date: March 2013
Page Extent / Format: 292 pp. / 216 x 138 mm
Illustrated: No


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Throughout her long and innovative life, Margaret Lowenfeld emphasised the development of new forms of communication with children, especially devoting herself to the diagnosis of troubled children. By understanding and using the tools she developed, we can experience, and so partake of, her insights.
Margaret Mead, world renowned anthropologist and author of Coming of Age in Samoa

Margaret Lowenfeld left an indelible mark–her unique understanding of play and the development of the World Technique have caught the imagination of countless practitioners and researchers, who have absorbed her methods into their work, often without knowledge of her innovative contribution.
From Rie Rogers Mitchell and Harriet S. Friedman, Sandplay: Past, Present and Future

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