#135 – Jungian Sandplay Therapy with Liza Ravitz



Liza J. Ravitz, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst who teaches at the San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute’s continuing education program. Liza practices in San Francisco and Petaluma where she works with children and adults, conducts consultation groups for therapists and presents sandplay workshops. Liza studied sandplay in Switzerland and worked in the sand with Dora Kalff. She is a certified teaching member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy. Liza teaches Sandplay Therapy in the Department of Psychiatry’s Child and Adult Outpatient Clinic at California Pacific Medical Center and helps create sandplay programs and train staff at Mental Health Centers in the Bay area. Liza has presented her work both nationally and internationally. Here is a link to the International Sandplay Association for more information about the technique.

(Psychology podcast by David Van Nuys, Ph.D.)



  1. alana
    Posted February 2, 2008 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Thank you SO much for this. I will make Dr Ravitz’s discussion of sandplay therapy available to my students as they play in the sand. It was good to hear her reiterate that the ‘adult’ does not interpret – I find that by simply making the tray available to my art students, who are already involved in deciphering their own inner symbols and images, that it becomes another tool to self awareness – contained, easily photographed and stored in their visual journal as part of the journey.
    Thankyou again for your gift of life long learning across cyber space.

  2. Heather
    Posted February 15, 2008 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    I just started listening to your podcast and was so excited to hear Dr. Ravitz’s conversation. I have justed started using sandplay therapy in the school setting. I was introduced to the Jungian sandplay process upon starting my play therapy lincense. Thanks so much and looking forward to listening to more podcasts.

  3. ACT
    Posted March 3, 2008 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful show – I had never heard of sandplay before, but after hearing this podcast, I instantly understand why it would be a successful form of therapy. Great job!

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