THE DOG: GUIDE, GUARDIAN, SOUL MATE
Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 13, Number 2, 2004
KEY WORDS: sandplay therapy, clinical example, alcohol abuse, symbol, dog, guide, trauma and emergence.
ABSTRACT: The author explores the dog as symbol and animal guide in psychotherapeutic sandplay processes of children and adults. Four clinical vignettes depict the dog as companion, guide, and retriever of psychic information that can eventuate in the emergence of new meaning.