#278 – The Use of Active Imagination in Jungian Sandplay with Maria Hess, PhD


Maria Hess, Ph.D. has been a practicing depth oriented psychotherapist and therapist educator in Sonoma County for over 25 years. She was the founding clinical director and supervisor for Lomi Community Clinic and for Humanidad Counseling Services. An Associate Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University Maria teaches clinical courses to prepare undergrads for advanced training as professional helpers such as Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers. Her own clinical training is grounded in psychodynamic, somatic, humanistic and transpersonal modalities.

In 2006 Maria was inspired by a workshop that included Martin Kalff PhD, the son of the founder of Sandplay Therapy. Over the last 5 years she has studied and implemented Sandplay in her undergraduate courses, in training clinic settings, and in her own psychotherapy practice. This June and July she traveled to Zurich to study with Martin Kalff more intensively. She has returned from her travels once again inspired about Sandplay as well as other non-verbal expressive modalities.

This is Maria’s third appearance on Shrink Rap Radio. She previously appeared on Episodes #20 – Teaching with Passion and #46 – The Narcissistic Personality.

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  1. Donna Autrey
    Posted September 20, 2011 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Ref: Laugh Yoga, really enjoyed talking to you last Friday. Phone for laughing is:
    712-432-3900, access code-6071292, times
    3,4,5,6,7,8,9 a.m. 12noon,1,5,6,10 p.m.
    I have now listened to several interviews and am enjoying them. Thanks for doing such a great job of bring this info to us. See you in class, hahahaha

  2. Posted September 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Donna. I’ll be sure to announce that phone number on the show.

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