Marion Anderson, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California
Pos graduation in Jungian Psychology, IBEHE Unaerj, University of Ribeirão Preto. São Paulo, Brazil
Marion Anderson, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, certified Jungian Analyst (CGJILA/IAAP) and Certified Sandplay Therapist and teacher (CST-T STA/ISST), and current faculty at the Reiss-Davis. She received her Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. A native German, she worked as a clinical psychologist in São Paulo, Brazil from 1996 to 2009. Dr. Marion Anderson gives workshops at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles on painting inner images, a Jungian approach for accessing unconscious material in the psyche. She lectures, supervises and teaches on sandplay nationally and internationally. She has published several articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy.
Dr. Marion Anderson’s research interests include the effects of a sandplay therapist’s miniatures on the therapeutic relationship, the relation of hand movements in sandplay to embodied unconscious memory, as well as using artistic expression to access the unconscious and promote healing effects in the psyche.
Select Publications and Conference Presentations
Anderson, M. The sandplay collection and its possible implications in the transference relationship (2016).. Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 25 (1), 109-113.
Anderson, M. (2013). Working with the pieces of the analyst: The relationship of the sandplay therapist to the miniature collection. Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dissertation for PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Anderson, M. (2011). Flooding and grieving: A boy’s journey towards healing. The Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 20 (2).
Anderson, M. (2009). Flooding and renewal: A girl’s process of stabilization and renewal. The Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 18 (1).
Anderson, M. (2007). Thesis for the Graduation of the ISST, Library of ISST.
Anderson, M. (2006) “Solutio no jogo de areia” (Solutio in Sandplay). Thesis for the Graduation of the Jung Institute in São Paulo SBPA, Library of the SBrPA and edited online version 2007
Serpa (Anderson), M., & Welter, G. (1999). Möglichkeiten einer Psychologischen Unterstützung für die Frauen der Favela (Possibilities of psychological support for women living in the favela). Journal of the Lutheran Church in São Paulo 20th anniversary of social work at Favela Campo Grande 1979-1999.
“Pintura: Instrumento Projetivo na Psicoterapia Junguiana” at 3º Encontro da Sociedade de Rorschach e outros Métodos Projetivos, Ribeirão Preto,3rd meeting of the Rorschach Society and other projective Methods. 12/1998
“Símbolos femininos brasileiros”, first part of the research, Brazilian feminine symbols of the group PROTEJA, STA (Sandplaytherapists of America) conference in Austin,TX USA. 03/1999.
“Símbolos femininos brasileiros”, second part of the research, Brazilian feminine symbols of PROTEJA at the ISST conference, International Society of Sandplay Therapists in Vancouver, Canada. 1999
Workshop “Bridges” in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Latin American conference of Analytical Psychology. 2003
Heuristic research, National STA conference, Seattle. July 2014
The therapist and the sandplay collection workshop, National STA conference, Seattle. July 2014
Working with the pieces of the analyst at National Conference Sandplay, Sandplay Therapists of America (STA). July 2014
Sandplay: A Temenos for the soul? With Harriet Friedman, IAAP congress in Kyoto, Japan. August 2016
Destruction and Rebirth in Sandplay, International Sandplay Conference Hawaii. July 2017
Sandplay a Temenos for Destructive and Creative Forces, with Harriet Friedman. July 2017
Introduction to Sandplay Therapy, Expressive Arts Summit, Los Angeles. April 2018
Embracing the Past Moving into the Future- Transformation in and through Sandplay from Dora Kalff to Contemporary Practices, National Sandplay Conference Key note presenter with Harriet Friedman
Transformation in Sandplay through Image, Story and Ceremony, Sandplay Therapists of America, Albuquerque NM. November 2018