Dr. Chihiro Hatanaka Received the Kawai Hayao Award by the Japan Association of Sandplay Therapy
The 34th Annual Conference of the Japan Association of Sandplay Therapy was held on October 9-10, 2021. The event was originally scheduled to be held in Saga, but in light of the recent social situation, the entire event was held online. At this conference, Dr. Chihiro Hatanaka (Senior Lecturer, Uehiro Research Division for Ethics and Spirituality) received the Kawai Hayao Award for 2021.
This award was established in the name of the founder of the association, Prof. Hayao Kawai, to encourage outstanding research and practical activities on sandplay therapy and related techniques. The following five papers were selected for this year’s award, all of which are the result of ongoing research at KRC:
◆ Single-Author Papers
“From Dual Personalities to Reflected Adult Consciousness in the Psychotherapy of Dissociative Identity Disorder: The Dialectic Movement between Fake and Real”
Archives of Sandplay Therapy, Vol. 25 (3)
“Ambiguity of Images Produced by Pervasive Developmental Disorder Patients: “Uncertain Response” in the Rorschach Test.” Archives of Sandplay Therapy, Vol. 26 (2)
◆ Joint papers
“The Importance and Possibilities of Psychological Interview of Parents for Play Therapy with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Archives of Sandplay Therapy, Vol. 29 (2)
“Features of Cases of Children Who Were Not Evaluated for Autism Spectrum Disorder Despite Being Diagnosed as Having ASD.” Archives of Sandplay Therapy, Vol. 29 (2)
“A Case Study with Empirical Verification on the Effects of Play Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Significance of Fusion and Separation, and Evil.” Archives of Sandplay Therapy, Vol. 30 (1)
Dr. Hatanaka’s speech was posted on the Japan Association of Sandplay Therapy website (for members only).