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Sand Tray Therapy

Like Play Therapy, Sand Tray was originally designed to help children communicate, and has generalized for adolescent and adult therapy.  While clients might build in the sand itself, traditional sand tray includes tiny houses, vehicles, figurines, etc, and the client is able to produce a microcosm in which to enact situations and resolve conflict.  Often, the design and interplay within the sand tray is without direction from the therapist, and can reflect unconscious aspects for later analysis.