chapter  17
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In the presence of the child: developing therapeutic language


For therapists desiring to use sandplay with children, supervision provides an opportunity to re®ne our clinical skills in both receptivity and observation. It also invites us to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which sandplay promotes healing in the psyche of the child. In addition, the supervision experience increases opportunities to understand how symbol and metaphor act as healing agents in sandplay.