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Last updated: 10/24/2016
Barbara Turner
Professional -- Branch: California
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Palm Desert
California
92211  United States
760 501-6840 (Phone)
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  California
  PhD
  LMFT
  Marriage & Family Therapy
  Author/Presenter
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  RPT-S
  Active
  2/28/2017
  Face to Face & Distance
  LMFT
Education/Experience
Barbara Turner, PhD, specializes in Jungian Sandplay therapy, a form of largely, non-verbal free play with miniature figures in a tray of sand. The therapist holds the free and protected space without in any way interfering in what the child needs to do. In the presence of the well-trained therapist, this allows the child's unconscious, or inner truth to guide his or her healing and development.

Dr. Turner is the author of "The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy," and has written and edited many more books on Sandplay. She teaches Sandplay therapy at her home location in Palm Desert, California, and in venues around the world.
Social/Volunteer Organizations
Dr. Turner is the founder and president of The Association for Sandplay Therapy, a non-profit professional organization dedicated to excellent teaching in Sandplay. The AST promotes loving kindness, clarity and humility among its members in their work and their interactions with colleagues.