Why Use This Tool?

Engages clients

Young child plays out family split.

Young child plays out family split.

Hands-on representational family sculpture is non-threatening and multi-sensory.

She touches top of one figure to express "this one."

Hand on top for emphasis.

The KST provides a visual, tactile and kinesthetic avenue to quickly engage clients in the processes of assessment and change. The technique is empowering: the client is in charge in sculpting his own experience. It works with persons of any age, including those with few verbal skills, limited insight, or  oppositional tendencies.

Settings where used

Child sculpts her household, including more folks than Mom had.

Child sculpts her household, including more folks than Mom mentioned in interview.

KST  is an effective and efficient resource in a variety of settings: schools, social service agencies and community clinics, in residential treatment, and in family practice, day treatment and hospital, and in transitional living settings.

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Family Exploration

"These are my kin."

“These are my kin. 

Colleagues consider family structure.

Colleagues consider family structure.