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Journal of Symbols & Sandplay Therapy 2023;14(3): 69-96.
doi: https://doi.org/10.12964/jsst.23010
A Case Study of Sandplay Therapy for a Mother with Insecure Attachment and the Impact on Family Members
Bokyoung Kim1, Hyeyoung Jo2, Hyeweon Kim3
1Lead author, Haenajena Psychological Counseling Center
2Co-author, Professor, Graduate School of Education Kongju National University of Education
3Corresponding author, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education Kongju National University of Education
불안정 애착 모의 모래놀이 치료 경험과 가족원이 지각한 변화에 대한 사례연구
김보경1, 조혜영2, 김혜원3
1주저자, 해나제나심리상담센터 상담사
2공동저자, 공주교육대학교 교육대학원, 아동청소년교육․상담전공 교수
3교신저자, 공주교육대학교 교육대학원, 아동청소년교육․상담전공 부교수
Correspondence :  Hyeweon Kim ,Email: wisdom77@gjue.ac.kr
Received: September 25, 2023  Revised: November 15, 2023   Accepted: November 22, 2023
The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in a mother's attachment and emotional control resulting from Sandplay Therapy in cases of insecure adult attachment. Additionally, the study aimed to examine the changes in family perception and attachment to the mother's changes. One mother with a high insecure adult attachment score and her family were selected as subjects for this study. Attachment scales, emotional control scales, sentence completion tests (SCTs), and interviews were conducted before and after the therapy to study the subjects' changes in attachment and emotional control, as well as the changes perceived by family members. The mother then underwent 12 sessions of Sandplay Therapy. The results showed that: After Sandplay therapy, the mother's attachment and emotional control demonstrated positive changes. The mother's changes through Sandplay Therapy contributed to the improvement of the family's positive perception and attachment level. The Sandplay box underwent a process of individualization, leading to self-realization. In conclusion, Sandplay Therapy helps stabilize the attachment and emotion of insecure attachment mothers, and the changes in mothers have a positive impact on the perception and attachment of family members. A follow-up study, it is necessary to expand the number of study subjects by attachment type.
KeyWords: Sandplay Therapy, attachment, emotional control, insecure adult attachment
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