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Beyond Medications: Understanding Executive Function Deficits of Children with ADHD Through Jungian Sandplay Therapy

  • Journal of Symbols & Sandplay Therapy
  • Abbr : JSST
  • 2019, 10(1), pp.1-17
  • Publisher : Korean Society for Sandplay Therapy
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science > Counseling Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Received : April 15, 2019
  • Accepted : June 20, 2019
  • Published : June 30, 2019

Jung, Byungho 1

1치유상담대학원대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study aims to search for effective therapeutic approach for children with ADHD by understanding their symptoms as well as their difficulties. This researcher will review the relationships between executive function deficits of Children with ADHD and their symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. Then, the effectiveness and limitations of psycho-stimulants, the major intervention for children with ADHD, will be reviewed. To understand executive function deficits of Children with ADHD in analytical perspective, this research will review Jung’s archetypal psychology, the theories of Erich Neumann as well as Erick Edinger, and Jungian sandplay therapy. Finally this researcher will analysis a clinical case of child with ADHD based on Jungian sandplay therapy. The result is that the sandplay therapy provided for child with ADHD a safe place to explore his difficulty and assisted him to meet the Self who would revitalize his fragile self so that he could reduce symptoms of ADHD and increase social skills.

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