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2020, Vol.11, No.1

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    Jung and the Importance of Religious Experience: the Therapeutic Effect of Inner Experience through Sandplay Therapy

    Jung, Byungho | 2020, 11(1) | pp.1~38 | number of Cited : 2
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    Jung saw religious experiences as the most important human factor and introduced us to the psychological and ontological values ​​of these religious experiences. Jung's profound psychological insights helped religious people take a new perspective on their religious life. This paper focuses on Jung's interest in various religious areas, including understanding of Christianity, the relationship between Christianity and shadow, and the relationship between psychotherapy and religious sanctification. Among the many psychotherapeutic approaches that Jung Psychology utilizes, sand play therapy has been developed based on a deep understanding of the collective unconsciousness and ego conscious development process. Through clinical case study, this researcher analyzed on how sand play therapy affected the client's religious maturation process. As a result, it helps us to experience the symbolically expressed self and to integrate unfulfilled areas, which contributes to the sanctification process and provides insights for us to see life in abundance and depth.
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    A Study on Research Trends in Sandplay Therapy in Korea (2009-2018)

    Ahn, Soonja , Lee, Yeoreum , Leesehwa and 1 other persons | 2020, 11(1) | pp.39~97 | number of Cited : 3
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    The aim of this study was to investigate research trends in sandplay therapy in South Korea. Thus we analyzed 205 Korean research papers published between 2009 and 2018. We grouped our results into five categories using the research trend analysis method. Those categories were research topic, subject, method, and characteristics of sandplay therapy. The results reveal the current status and limitations of sandplay research. These also suggest future research directions for sandplay therapists and researchers.
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    A Research on the Turtle’s Symbolic Ambivalence and Its Role As a Spiritual Guide for Individuation Entrance

    Hwang, Hwa Ran | 2020, 11(1) | pp.99~145 | number of Cited : 3
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    Individuation is a process of human maturity into true self, and a process of self-realization, a holistic process centered on spiritual transformation. Individuation incorporates the unconscious and consciousness existing as an antipole within the mind. We examine this process through the common symbol of the turtle in sandplay therapy. It serves as a mediator between God and Man, thus having an antipole ambivalence of wisdom and chaos. Our case study to examine the role of this symbol was a middle-aged woman. Through turtles appearing in sand therapy of middle-aged woman, we recognized and integrated what is symbolic of human unconsciousness. Sandplay both illuminated and resolved her anger and internal conflict. This fostered the process of individualization and integrated the anima and animus. The results are relevant for understanding the individuation entrance in sandplay therapy. In particular, it aids struggles with self-integration and individuation because of internal conflicts.
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    Effects of Pre-Parent Education Program Using Filial Play Therapy on the Empathy, Self-Acceptance, and Self-Efficacy of Adolescents Terminated from Protection of Institutional Care

    Kim, Eunjoung , Jang, MiKyung | 2020, 11(1) | pp.147~189 | number of Cited : 2
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    The objective of this study is to verify the effects of pre-parent education program on the empathy, self-acceptance, and self-efficacy of adolescents with terminated protection of residential care facilities. As research subjects, total 30 adolescents with terminated protection, residing in residential care facilities in Cheonan-si were wirelessly selected and divided into experimental group and control group for this experimental study. The selection standard of research subjects was first, the adolescents in 17-19(experimental group: n=16, control group: n=14) residing in residential care facilities and also having the termination of protection ahead. Second, as research subjects, this study selected the similar residential care facilities for more than 50 adolescents that would obey the rules of Korea National Association of Child Welfare as the direction of operation. In the research method, this study carried out total eight sessions of pre-parent education program using filial play therapy two times a week, in order to verify the effects of it on the empathy, self-acceptance, and self-efficacy of adolescents in residential care facilities. The collected data in the results of experimenting the non-equivalent control group pre-post test design was analyzed through t-test, MANCOVA with covariance, and MANCOVA. In the results of this study, the pre-parent education program using filial play therapy increased the empathy, self-acceptance, and self-efficacy of adolescents with terminated protection of residential care facilities, and also had effects on the increase of positive interactions with other children residing together in residential care facilities.
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    Symbolism of Snakes that Stimulate Restoration and Transformation of Visceral Vitality

    Kim, Nam Kyoung | 2020, 11(1) | pp.191~230 | number of Cited : 1
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    Snakes are animals that often appear in religion, mythology, and fairytales. In these stories they have both sacred and destructive qualities. Snakes also appear as powerful emotions in individual dreams and sandplay cases. These snakes appear when consciousness is quite separated from instinct and provide an individual with a crucial opportunity for development and regression. Therefore, this study amplified various symbols of snakes and examined their meanings.