Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon is the founder and director of the Center for Culture and Sandplay. Her life’s work has been a full commitment to clinical work with sand therapy as a projective process – beginning in the early 1980s with research on cross-cultural aspects of Sandplay. Her training under Jungian-based Sandplay founder Dora Kalff grounds her sand therapy perspective.
Dee has presented at over 40 national and international conferences on topics related to sandplay/sandtray including theory, ethical practice, and clinical best practices. Serving local agencies, her work supports clinician immersion to deepen their insights and extend their capacity to resonate with client representations. On the graduate counseling faculty at the George Washington and Johns Hopkins Universities, as well as the Art Therapy program at GWU, a new approach to work with sand emerged from her cross-cultural fieldwork – Narrative Sand Therapy. She provides training, retreats, and private consults to clinicians, educators, and those in the creative arts.