Morena, Gita
San Diego, California

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 17, Number 2, 2008

KEY WORDS: sandplay research, evidence based, qualitative, multiple case study, Sandplay therapy, response, methodology, phenomenological, Lorraine Freedle, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, behavioral outcomes, methodology, studying, quantifying information, research.

ABSTRACT: In response to Dr. Lorraine Freedle’s article Sandplay with Traumatic Brain Injured Adults [published in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy 16(2), 2007] Dr. Morena addresses issues surrounding evidence-based research as it applies to sandplay therapy. The importance of qualitative, phenomenological research using a multiple case-study design is acknowledged as a way to identify patterns and describe behavioral outcomes. Morena points out how Freedle’s study establishes a viable template and methodology for studying and quantifying information derived from sandplay, and emphasizes its contribution to the field of sandplay research.