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What are some contributions of Margaret Lowenfeld to play therapy? How has play therapy been integrated into treatment through directive or non-directive approaches?

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(1) What are some contributions of Margaret Lowenfeld play therapy? How has play therapy been integrated into treatment through directive or non-directive approaches?

Realizing that children worked out their conflicts through play, Lowenfeld developed her theory of play therapy by using the sandbox. She used the technique of sand play in her clinical settings by adding sand trays to children's playrooms. Lowenfeld wrote a number of works relating to this therapeutic method including: (1) "Children's Sand play: Lowenfield's World Techniques" that provided details on the use of sand as a means of experiences and non-verbal communication; and "Lowenfeld's Play in Childhood" (1935/1976) that ...

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