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ISSN : 2233-6710(Print)
ISSN : 2384-2121(Online)
Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling Vol.11 No.1 pp.15-34

Sandtray Therapy for Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Family Members

Ya-Wen (Melissa) Liang1, Kelly S. Hall1, LaVonne Fedynich1, Mary Gonzalez2
1Educational Leadership and Counseling Department, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
2Texas Oncology
Corresponding Author
Ya-Wen (Melissa) Liang, MSC 233, 700 University Blvd, Kingsville, TX, 78363-8202


Over one million survivors have lived more than 25 years after receiving a cancer diagnosis. Researchers proposed employing sandtray therapy as an effective means of exploring the lived experience of cancer patients, survivors, and family members. Three of five support group members participated in the research study. Sandtray therapy provided the participants with the power to increase their understanding about themselves, in addition to experiencing the resilience of achieving wellness. Participants used sandtrays to depict their lived experience, discover essential phenomena, and explore resilience.