“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”
Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs


Our Scientific Roots Sources
Bahn, P.  & J.  Vertut. (1997). Journey through the Ice Age.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Bouzouggar et al. (2007). “82,000-year-old shell beads from North Africa and implications for the origins of modern human behavior,” PNAS, 104(24), 9964-9969.
Gibbons, Ann. (1981). The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors.  New York, NY:  Doubleday.
McDermott, L. (1996). Self-representation in Upper Paleolithic female figurines.  Current
Anthropology, 37(2), 227-275.

Olsen, Steve. (2003). Mapping Human History: genes, race, and our common origins.  Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
Soffer, O., Adovasio, J.M & Hyland, D.C. (2000).  The “Venus” figurines: textiles, basketry,
gender and status in the Upper Paleolithic.  Current Anthropology, 41(4), 511-537.

Wade, Nicholas. (2006).  Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors. New York, NY: The Penguin Press. 
Creativity Sources
Cameron, J. (1996). The vein of gold: A journey to your creative heart. New York, NY: A Jeremy P.  Tarcher/ Putnam Books.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People. New York, NY:  HarperCollins.

Henderson, D. A., & Gladding, S. T. (1998). The creative arts in counseling: A multicultural perspective.   The Arts in Psychotherapy, 25(3), 183-187.

Levy, F. J. (2014). Integrating the arts in psychotherapy: Opening the doors of shared creativity.  American Journal of Dance Therapy, 36(1), 6-27.

McClary, R. (2007). Healing the psyche through music, myth, and ritual. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 1(3), 155–159. doi: 10.1037/1931-3896.1.3.155

Milia, D. (2013). Review of creative healing in mental health: Art and drama in assessment and therapy. Art Therapy, 30(3), 137-138.

Rogers, N. (1993). The creative connection. Palo Alto, CA: Science & Behavior Books.

Ground for Theory
Berman, M. (1981). The reenchantment of the world. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Geertz, C. (1973). The interpretation of cultures: Selected essays. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Gibbs, J. R. W. (1994). The poetics of mind: Figurative thought, language, and understanding. UK: Cambridge University Press.

Grinder, J., & Bandler, R. (1975). The structure of magic I: A book about language and therapy (1st ed.).  Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books.

Grinder, J., & Bandler, R. (1976). The structure of magic II: A book about communication and change (1st ed.). Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books.

Hiley, D. R., Bohman, J. F. & Shusterman, R. (Eds.) (1991). The interpretive turn: Philosophy, science, culture. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Hillman, J. (1975/ 1992). Re-visioning psychology. New York, NY: Harper Perennial.

Hillman, J. (1996). The soul’s code: In search of character and calling. New York, NY: Random House.

Lewis-Williams, D. (2002). The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art.
London, UK: Thames & Hudson Ltd.

May, R. (1975). The courage to create. New York, NY: Norton.

Mohanty, J. N. (1989). Transcendental phenomenology: An analytic account. Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell.

Nhất, H., & Kotler, A. (1991). Peace is every step: The path of mindfulness in everyday life. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Ornstein, R. E. (1977). The psychology of consciousness. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

Pert, C. (1997). Molecules of emotion: The science behind mind-body medicine. New York, NY: Touchstone.

Singer, J. (1973). Boundaries of the soul: The practice of Jung’s psychology. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books.

Role of Relationship in Healing/Family Therapy Sources

Mojta, C., Falconier, M. K., & Huebner, A. J. (2014). Fostering Self-Awareness in Novice Therapists Using Internal Family Systems Therapy. American Journal Of Family Therapy, 42(1), 67-78. doi: 10.1080/01926187.2013.772870

Prouty, A., & Protinsky, H. (2002). Feminist-informed internal family systems therapy with couples. Journal Of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 1(3), 21-36.

Satir, V. (1988). The new peoplemaking. Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books. 
Schwartz, R. C. (2013). Moving from acceptance toward transformation with Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 69(8), 805-816. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22016

Sweezy, M. (2011). The Teenager's Confession: Regulating Shame in Internal Family Systems Therapy.  American Journal Of Psychotherapy, 65(2), 179-188.

Social Construction & Narrative Psychology Sources
Harriott, L. & Heyward, B. (1999). Intertwining the present with the past for the future. Gecko: A journal of deconstruction and narrative ideas in therapeutic practice, 3, 3-16. Retrieved from http://www.narrativetherapylibrary.com.

Hsieh, M. (2007). Challenges for international students in higher education: One student's narrated story of invisibility and struggle. College Student Journal, 41(2), 379-391.

McNamee, S. & Gergen, K. J. (Eds.). (1992). Therapy as social construction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Purdie-Vaughns, V., & Eibach, R. (2008). Intersectional Invisibility: The Distinctive Advantages and Disadvantages of Multiple Subordinate-Group Identities. Sex Roles, 59(5/6), 377-391. doi: 10.1007/s11199-008-9424-4

Ricks, L., Kitchens, S., Goodrich, T., & Hancock, E. (2014). My story: The use of narrative therapy in individual and group counseling. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9(1), 99-110.

Russell, S. & Carey M. (2004). Externalising – commonly asked questions. In Narrative therapy:  Responding to your questions (pp. 1-17). Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre Publications.

Schaefer, C., McCormick, J., & Ohnogi, A. (2005). Narrative Play Therapy: A collaborative approach. In J.   Aronson (Ed.), International handbook of play therapy: Advances in assessment, theory, research, and practice (pp. 23-34). Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.

Stewart, S. (2009). Family counseling as decolonization: Exploring an indigenous social-constructivist approach in clinical practice. First Peoples Child and Family Review, 4(1), 62-70.

Tomkins, S. (1998). Deserving the best: Challenging rules in therapy. Gecko: A journal of deconstruction and narrative ideas in therapeutic practice, 3, 40-48. Retrieved from http://www.narrativetherapylibrary.com.

White, M. (2000). Re-engaging with history: The absent but implicit. In Reflections on Narrative Practices: Interviews and Essays (pp. 35-58). Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre Publications. Retrieved from http://www.narrativetherapylibrary.com.

Wingard, B. & Lester, J. (2001). Telling our stories in ways that make us stronger. Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre Publications. Retrieved from http://www.narrativetherapylibrary.com.

Meaning, Myth, Metaphor Sources
Amundson, N. (1988). The use of metaphor and drawings in case conceptualization. Journal of Counseling & Development, 66(8), 391-393.

Bruner, J. (1990). Acts of meaning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Burns, G. W. (2001). 101 healing stories: Using metaphors in therapy. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Campbell, J. (1949). The hero with a thousand faces. Bollingen Series XVII. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Campbell, J. (1990). Transformation of myth through time. New York, NY: Harper and Row Publishers.

Gordon, D. C. (1978). Therapeutic metaphors: Helping others through the looking glass. Cupertino, CA: Meta Publications.

Keeney, B. (1983). Aesthetics of change. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Kemp, R. (2006).  Metaphorical interpretations: A critical examination. Psychodynamic Practice, 12(3), 293-305.

Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors we live by. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Mills, J. C.  & Crowley, R. J. (1986). Therapeutic metaphors for children and the child within. New York,    NY: Routledge.

Percy, I. (2008). Awareness and authoring: The idea of self in mindfulness and narrative therapy. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 10(4), 355–367.

Romanyshyn, R. D. (1982). Psychological life: From science to metaphor. Austin, TX: University Texas Press.

Dundes A. (Ed.) (1984). Sacred narrative: Readings in the theory of myth. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

White, M., & Epston, D. (1990). Narrative means to therapeutic ends. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.

Sand Therapy Sources
Adams, K. (1999). The power of sandplay. Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 13, 89-100.

Amatruda, K. & Helm Simpson, P. (1997). Sandplay, the sacred healing: A guide to symbolic process.  Taos, NM: Trance Sand Dance Press.

Ammann, R. (1991). Healing and transformation in Sandplay: Creative processes become visible. LaSalle, IL: Open Court.

Boik, B. L. & Goodwin. E. A. (2000). Sandplay Therapy: A step-by-step manual for psychotherapists of diverse orientations. New York, NY: Norton and Company.

Bradway, K. (1991). Transference and countertransference in sandplay therapy. Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 1, 25-43.

Bradway, K. (1997). Sandplay: Silent workshop of the psyche. New York, NY: Routledge.

Bradway, K. & McCord, B. (1999). Sandplay and active imagination. Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 13, 9 -12.

C.G. Jung Institute of San Fransciso. (1981). Sandplay studies: Origin, theory and practice.  San Francisco, CA: C.G. Jung Institute.

Castellana, F. & Donfrancesco, A. (2005). Sandplay in Jungian analysis: Matter and symbolic integration. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 50, 367-382

Cunningham, L. (1997). The therapist’s use of self in sandplay: Participation mystique and projective identification. Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 5, 121-135.

Griffith Clegg, H. (1984). The reparative motif. New York, NY:  Jason Aronson.

Homeyer, L.E., & Sweeney, D.S. (1998). Sandtray: A practical manual. Royal Oak, MI: The Self Esteem Shop.

Jackson, B. (1991). Before reaching for the symbols dictionary. Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 1, 55-60.

Kalff, D. M. (1980). Sandplay: A psychotherapeutic approach to the psyche. Boston, MA: Sigo Press.

Kalff, M. (1993). Twenty points to be considered in the interpretation of a sandplay. Journal of Sandplay therapy, 2, 17-35.

Lowenfeld, Margaret. (1935). Understanding children’s sandplay: Lowenfeld’s world technique. Retrieved from http://lowenfeld.org/.  

Mitchell, R. R. & Friedman, H. S. (1994). Sandplay: Past, present and future. New York, NY: Routledge.

Preston-Dillon, D. (May, 1999). Culturally enhanced interpretations of Jungian sand scenes for  multicultural participants: Native American and Native Hawaiian perspective.  Unpublished Dissertation. San Francisco, CA: Saybrook Graduate School.

Rae, R. (2013). Sandtray: Playing to heal, recover, and grow. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.

Reece, S. T. (2004). The crucial moment in sandplay relationship: The therapist’s emotive
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Rowe, N. M. (2007). Sand, water, silence-the embodiment of spirit: Explorations in body and psyche. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 39, 105-106.

Ryce-Menuhin, J. (1992). Jungian sandplay: The wonderful therapy. New York, NY: Routledge.

Schubach DeDomenico, Gisela. (2002). Sandtray-Worldplay: A Psychotherapeutic and transformational sandplay technique for individuals, couples, families and groups. Retrieved from http://visionquest.us/vqisr/The%20Sandtray-Worldplay%20Method%20of%20Sandplay.pdf.

Signel, K. A. (1999). Silence and sandplay. Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 5, 69-87.

Smith, S.D. (2012). Sandtray Play and Storymaking: A hands-on approach to build academic, social, and  emotional skills in mainstream and special education. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Steinhardt, L. (2000). Foundation and form in Jungian Sandplay. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Turner, B. A. (1993). Symbolic process and the role of the therapist in sandplay. Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 3, 85-95.

Turner, B. A. (2005). The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy. Cloverdale, CA: Temenos Press.

Weinrib, E.L. (1983). Images of the self.  Boston, MA: Sego Press.

Ancient Symbols Sources
Eickelkamp, U.  (2014). Dingo, monster, rabbit, “I”: Personal and cultural meanings in sand stories by a   young girl, Central Australia. American Imago, 71(2), 99-129. doi:10.1353/aim.2014.0010

Lawlor, R. (1991). Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Inner Traditions.

Lenzo, A.  (2001-2002, Winter).  Indigenous sand art: Ancient and modern.  Gatherings (6).  Retrieved    from http://www.ecopsychology.org/journal/gatherings6/html/        Overview/overview_sand_art.html

Morphy, H.  (1999, December).  Encoding the Dreaming – A Theoretical Framework for the Analysis of   Representational Processes in Australian Aboriginal Art. Australian Archaeology (49), 13-22.  Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40287467
Newcomb, F. J. & Reichard, G. A. (1989). Sandpaintings of the Navajo shooting chant. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications.

Reichard, G. (1977). Navajo medicine man: Sandpaintings. Dover Publications: Mineola, NY.

Sandner, D. (1979). Navajo symbols of healing: A Jungian exploration of ritual, image and medicine. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press.

Solomon, A.  (2008). Myths, making, and consciousness: Differences and dynamics in sand rock arts.  Current Anthropology, 49(1), 59-86. doi: 10.1086/523677

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Villasenor, D. (1966). Tapestries in the sand: The spirit of Indian sandpainting. Happy Camp, CA: Naturegraph Company Publishers.

Zeller, D. (1979). “The Sand Tray,” Unpublished master’s thesis, California State University, Sonoma.

Projection and Amplification Sources
Chodorow, J. (Ed.) (1997). Encountering Jung: On active imagination. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University  Press.

Holmes, D. S., & Houston, B. K. (1971). The defensive function of projection. Journal of Personality and  Social Psychology, 20(2), 208-213.

Hubback, J. (1984). Amplification: Reflections and queries. The Journal of Analytical Psychology, 29(2),  135-138. 

Jacobs, L. (2012). Critiquing projection: Supporting dialogue in a post-cartesian world. In T. B. Levine (Ed.), (pp. 59-69). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Moore, N. (1986). Amplification, transference analysis and the analyst's inner process. Journal of  Analytical Psychology, 31(2), 113.

Smith, E. W. L. (2006). Projection in depth. International Gestalt Journal, 29(1), 101-128.

Smith, E. (1997). Private selves and shared meanings: Or forgive us our projections as we forgive those who project into us. Psychodynamic Counselling, 3(2), 117-131.

Von Franz, M-L.  (1970). An introduction to the interpretation of fairy tales. Dallas, TX: Spring Publications.

Von Franz, M-L.  (1972). The feminine in fairytales. Dallas, TX: Spring Publications.

Von Franz, M-L.  (1974). Shadow and evil in fairy tales. Dallas, TX: Spring Publications.

Von Franz, M-L.  (1977). Individuation in fairy tales. Dallas, TX: Spring Publications.

Symbol Sources
Alphaba Thropp from Wicked by Gregory Maguire’s (2007).

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008-2010).

Lara Croft from Tombraider (1996, Square Enix).

Pocahontas (1995, Disney Films).

Princess Ariel from Thundarr the Barbarian (1980, Ruby Spears Productions).

Princess Fiona from the Shrek film series (2001, DreamWorks).

Rey, the heroine from The Force Awakens (2015, Lucasfilm Ltd and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions).

Trinity from the film The Matrix (1999, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Brothers).
Wizard of Oz (1939, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).

Wonder Woman (1941, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., 2001–2004).
Andrews, T. (1996). Animal speak: The spiritual & magical powers of creatures great and small. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications.

Biedermann, H. (1989). Dictionary of symbolism, cultural icons and the meanings behind them. (Hulbert, J., Trans.). New York, NY: Meridian.

Chevalier, J., & Gheerbrant, A. (1996). Dictionary of symbols (J. Buchanon-Brown, Trans.). Penguin.

Cirlot, J. E. (1971). A dictionary of symbols (2nd ed.) (J. Sage, Trans.). New York, NY: Philosophical Library.

Elder, G. (1996). The body: An encyclopedia of archetypal symbolism. Boston, MA: Shambhala   Publications.

Ferber, M. (1999). A dictionary of literary symbols. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Fontana, D. (2003). The secret language of symbols: A visual key to symbols and their meanings. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

Jobes, G. (1962). Dictionary of mythology, folklore and symbols. New York, NY: The Scarecrow Press.

Lake-Thom, B. (1997). Spirits of the earth: A guide to Native American nature symbols, stories, and ceremonies. New York, NY: Plume.

Matthews, B. (Trans.). The Herder symbol dictionary. Wilmette, IL: Chiron Publications.

Phillips, Sara. (2002). Dream symbols. Philadelphia, PA: Courage Books.

Rinpoche, D. (1996). Buddhist symbols in Tibetan culture: An investigation of the nine best-known groups of symbols. (Walshe, M., Trans.). Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.

Shepherd, R. & Shepherd, R. (2002). 1000 symbols: What shapes mean in art and myth. New York, NY:  Thames & Hudson.

Tresidder, J. (Ed.). (2005). The complete dictionary of symbols. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

Walker, B. (Ed.) (1988). The women’s dictionary of symbols and sacred objects. San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins.

Mind-Body Connection

Pert, C. B., Dreher, H. E., & Ruff, M. R. (1998). The psychosomatic network: foundations of mind-body medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine4(4), 30-41.

Levine, P. A. (2010). In an unspoken voice: How the body releases trauma and restores goodness. North Atlantic Books.

Macnaughton, I., & Levine, P. A. (2004). Body, Breath, and Consciousness. North Atlantic Books.

Schwartz, J.M. & Begley, S. (2002). The mind and the brain: Neuroplasticity and the power of mental force. New York, NY: Regan Books/HarperCollins Publishers. 

Siegel, D. (2010). Mindsight: The new science of personal transformation. New York, NY: Bantam.

Van der Kolk, B. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Penguin. 

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