The Dr Margaret Trust has developed a series of short videos to explain her unique approach to child psychotherapy and two of her most influencial tools, the Lowenfeld World Technique (using a sandtray and toys) and the Lowenfeld Mosaic Test.

 


Introduction to Margaret Lowenfeld’s approach to child psychotherapy

 


Margaret Lowenfeld developed the Mosaic Test to allow children to express themselves with simple geometric shapes and colours. She called it, ‘the personality in action’. The Mosaic Test was always used during the first session and last session as a form of assessment but some children also liked to use it in every session as a form of expression.
 


The World Technique was developed by Margaret Lowenfeld as a way to engage children in a therapeutic process and to allow them to express themselves non-verbally through play. She allowed them to build a World using wet and dry sand in separate trays with a selection of toys.

 


Speech and language therapist Susie Summers describes a client that she worked with using Lowenfeld’s approach.

 


Speech and language therapist Susie Summers describes another client that she worked with using Lowenfeld’s approach.

 


Child psychotherapist and author Therese Woodcock describes a client that she worked with using Lowenfeld’s approach. Therese is one of the last remaining practitioners to have been trained by Margaret Lowenfeld at the Institute of Child Psychology in London.

 


This video, The lagacy of Margaret Lowenfeld and the origins of Sandplay Therapy was produced by Alison Van Dyk at Sandplay in the US. For more information see www.sandplay.net