Sandplay or Sandtray?
Sandplay therapy is often confused with sandtray, which is a generic term describing how boxes of sand are used with small toys as part of a child’s play therapy program. The underlying principles and therapeutic use of sandplay and sandtray are quite distinct, although symbolic images and sandtrays are used in both modalities. Sandplays are created in a free and protected space, where the therapist does not interpret,interfere with, or direct the client’s symbolic expression. The sandplay therapist maintains an attitude of receptivity and acceptance, so the client can bring unconscious material into consciousness without censure.It follows the principles of Carl Rogers’ client-centered therapy and allows the psyche to develop into a natural and fundamental state of wholeness.
Source: UC San Diego