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JSST. 2019;10(1): 1-19.         doi: https://doi.org/10.12964/jsst.19001
Beyond Medications: Understanding Executive Function Deficits of Children with ADHD Through Jungian Sandplay Therapy
Byungho Jung
Professor, Department of Family Counseling, Healing & Counseling Graduate University
Corresponding Author: Byungho Jung ,Email: play-therapy@hcg.ac.kr
Received: April 15, 2019; Revised: June 16, 2019   Accepted: June 20, 2019.  Published online: June 30, 2019.
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This study aims to search for effective therapeutic approach for children with ADHD by understanding their symptoms as well as their difficulties. This researcher will review the relationships between executive function deficits of Children with ADHD and their symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. Then, the effectiveness and limitations of psycho-stimulants, the major intervention for children with ADHD, will be reviewed. To understand executive function deficits of Children with ADHD in analytical perspective, this research will review Jung’s archetypal psychology, the theories of Erich Neumann as well as Erick Edinger, and Jungian sandplay therapy. Finally this researcher will analysis a clinical case of child with ADHD based on Jungian sandplay therapy. The result is that the sandplay therapy provided for child with ADHD a safe place to explore his difficulty and assisted him to meet the Self who would revitalize his fragile self so that he could reduce symptoms of ADHD and increase social skills.
Keywords: Jungian sandplay therapy | ADHD | executive function | ego conscious development
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