Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F
Guest Speaker: Doreen Fleet, PhD
Recorded on: October 19, 2023
Length: One hour
Therapists and counselors around the world keep sand trays within close reach and know they can be excellent tools for therapeutic engagement and work. Despite their popularity, many therapists are unaware of the range of situations in which sand trays can prove effective. For example, manipulating symbolic objects, such as trees, people, and animals in a tray filled with sand can help clients express their emotional and psychological distress.
Sand tray work can be especially effective in helping clients explore their edge-of-awareness experience and find the right words to name the experience. In this webinar, Dr. Fleet provides information on the many ways sand trays can be used to produce better therapeutic outcomes.
Doreen Fleet, PhD
Chartered Psychologist, Therapist, Visiting Lecturer, University of Chester, UK
Dr. Doreen Fleet is a Chartered Psychologist and a BACP (Accred.) Therapist. She began private practice as a counselor in 2006 and was a Senior Lecturer for Staffordshire University between 2008 and 2020 and a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. Currently, she is a visiting lecturer at Chester University, a PhD research supervisor, and an Internal Examiner for PhD research. Her book on Pluralistic Sand-Tray Therapy was published by Routledge and is now available. Doreen has published papers on intentional self-harm, the dual role of counselor-researcher, the pluralistic theoretical framework of sand-tray therapy, and has a paper due out this Autumn (2023) on grounded theory in qualitative research in the counseling field.