Sand Art

I’ve talked before about using sand trays or sand drawing in telehealth sessions. Although you lose a sensory component when you move these kinds of activities online, it makes for easier cleanup and has a really cool visual component.

Recently, I discovered another sand-based telehealth activity at ThisIsSand. If your client is using a smart phone, they can download this as an app (it’s free) and share their screen with you as they create. But you can also go to the website on your computer, share your screen, and grant the client remote control.

To be honest, I’ve been spending some of my breaks making my own sandscapes.

Clients can choose colors or have the app randomize a group of colors that cycle through for some awesome effects. This makes for a great mindfulness activity, and you can download the finished drawing if they want to keep it!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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