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Group sandplay supervision: synergy at play

WithLAUREN CUNNINGHAM, KAY BRADWAY

This chapter emerges from participating in and leading sandplay supervision groups for more than 20 years. Our experience has been with groups of four or ®ve members that have stayed together for 3±10 years. Normally participation in a group includes a yearly commitment of monthly meetings, each two hours to two and a half hours long, from September to June. New members are introduced into a group infrequently and then only at the beginning of a year. This chapter reviews practicalities in leading a supervision group, including the group culture, the group development, limitations and challenges, and con®dentiality issues of conducting sandplay supervision groups. The ®rst four sections are from Lauren's pen; Kay contributed the last section on con®dentiality issues.