Sandtray is a form of therapy that allows clients to create their own representations of their world and experiences using miniature figures and sand. These creations are metaphors of the client’s life and serve as a means for the client to reflect on conflicts, obstacles, and self-acceptance. Sandtray therapy is beneficial for a range of ages and populations. As in art therapy, sandtray therapy can be carried out non-verbally and contains symbolism of the client’s inner world (Zhou, 2009). The sandtray room at Marywood University enables students to directly experience and learn about the processes of sandtray therapy.

For more information please contact

Dr. Barbara Parker-Bell, PsyD, ATR-BC, LPC


570.348.6211 ext. 2200


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