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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2011;49(1):55-65. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2011.49.1.055
A Case Study of a 5th Grade Girl from a Divorced Family Recovering Femininity Through the Sandplay Therapy
Hee-og Sim
Department of Child & Family Studies, Kunsan National University
Corresponding Author: Hee-og Sim ,Tel: +82-63-469-4624, Fax: +82-63-466-2085 , Email: simh@kunsan.ac.kr
Received: August 30, 2010; Revised: September 7, 2010   Accepted: November 16, 2010.
ABSTRACT
This study explored how a 5th grade girl from a divorced family recovered her femininity through the sandplay therapy. The client was referred by a social worker in her school because of maladjustments such as passivity in school work, poor peer relations, especially with girls, the usage of bad language and a lack of concern about her appearance. There were 41 sessions of the therapy. The first part of the therapy included 1-7 sessions, the middle part 8-35, and the final part 36-41. The client expressed her situation by showing guardians and a peeing boy and by seeking love in the first part. During the middle part she put copper ballerinas and needed to make them alive. In the final part she set figures facing each other who seemed to have mutual understandings and placed cars running well. The client recovered her femininity through the sandplay therapy in a free and protected space.
Keywords: sandplay therapy, divorced families, gender-role behaviors, union of opposites
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