Research and Practice
Routledge – 2010 – 224 pages
This book explores the essence of sandplay therapy. Drawing on Grace Hong’s extensive work in the field the book discusses this unique, creative and nonverbal approach to therapy. The book focuses on her experiences in practice, research and teaching from both the US and Taiwan.
"A must read for clinicians and researchers interested in the use of sandplay internationally." - Rie Rogers Mitchell, California State University, Northridge, USA and former President, Sandplay Therapists of America and Vice-President, International Society of Sandplay Therapy
"Grace Hong followed her dream, and has brought sandplay to Taiwan. This book describes her experience, and the heroic task of serving as therapist, and then as teacher and supervisor to over a hundred professional people. She includes her own sandplay studies, her lens on the history of sandplay as a therapeutic modality and her research project with inner city children in Minneapolis. She is truly one of the pioneers in the development of sandplay." - Barbara Weller, from the Foreword
"There's more to sandplay than messing around in the sand. Sandplay Therapy: Research and Practice delves into what Sandplay is, explaining its value to psychotherapy and its connection to the Jungian discipline of psychology. Grace L. Hong draws on both her history in America and Taiwan to provide a contrasting perspective on the practice and what it can teach psychologists. A study of symbols and the subconscious, Sandplay Therapy is a core addition to any psychological studies community or college library collection, or for those who want to study this practice of psychotherapy." - The Midwest Book Review
Foreword by Katherine Bradway. Foreword By Chi Hui Jung. Foreword By Barbara Weller. Introduction. Part I: Research Conducted in the United States. Introduction. Literature Review. Method. Results and Discussion. Conclusion. Part II: The Author’s Sandplay Case Done in the United States. Introduction of the Case. Zana’s Sandplay Process. Summary. Part III: Study of the Symbol. Importance of Symbol in Sandplay Therapy. Study of Dragon as a Symbol. Part IV: Author’s Sandplay Research Done in Taiwan. Introduction. The Sandplay Outcome Study of 12 Professional Mental Health Workers. Part V: Author’s Sandplay Case Done in Taiwan. Introduction of the Case. Jade’s Sandplay Rebirth Process: From Darkness to Light. Summary.
Grace Hong, Psy.D is a clinical psychologist. She has worked for the Hennepin County Court as a psychologist in US for thirty years and since returning home to Taiwan in 1999, she has dedicated herself in teaching sandplay therapy in her home country. She is the founding president of Taiwanese Sandplay Therapy Association and works for The Garden of Hope Foundation as an in-house consultant. She is certified in Taiwan and MN, US as a clinical psychologist and is a teaching member of the International Society of Sandplay Therapy and Sandplay Therapists of America.