Daytona Beach & Altamonte Springs

2015 Schedule

Revised January 10, 2015

Workshop Schedule: Levels 1 - 4

Level 1    January 24-25, 2015 - Presenters: Sean & Aimee Jennings, Altamonte Springs

Level 2    February 21-22, 2015 - Presenters: Sean & Aimee Jennings, Altamonte Spring

Level 3    March 7-8, 2015 - Presenters: Sean & Aimee Jennings, Altamonte Springs

Level 4    April 11-12, 2015 - Presenters: Sean & Aimee Jennings, Altamonte Springs

Level 5    To Be Announced - Presenter: Sean & Aimee Jennings, Altamonte Springs

Level 6    To Be Announced - Presenter: Sean & Aimee Jennings, Altamonte Springs

Agenda for Workshops (see below)


Theresa Kestly, PhD is a psychologist, educator, consultant and a registered play therapist/supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. She is an international presenter, and she maintains a private practice with specialties in play therapy and sand tray therapy in Corrales, New Mexico for children, adults, families, couples, and small groups. Theresa served as a senior staff psychologist at the Albuquerque Family and Child Guidance Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she specialized in child, adolescent and family therapy, consultations with the Indian Health Service, and consultations with the Albuquerque Public Schools. She supervised psychology, counseling and psychiatry trainees as an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico. Theresa served as the first president of the New Mexico Association for Play Therapy. She is the founder and director of the Sand Tray Training Institute of New Mexico in Corrales, New Mexico where she provides large-group seminars and small-group intensive training for psychotherapists in child and adult sand tray therapy.

Sean Jennings, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and a licensed mental health counselor and has worked in the field of psychology for 23 years. Currently he is a tenured professor of psychology at Valencia College and maintains an active private practice. Dr. Jennings has extensive experience evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and adults that have incurred abuse and neglect. He has worked extensively with sexual offenders and has gained a deep understanding of the dynamics between victims and perpetrators, including family system and attachment dynamics related to resiliency and obstacles to recovery. Dr. Jennings has comprehensive understanding and lengthy experience in utilizing play therapy techniques with children and families.

Aimee Jennings, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor and has worked in the field of psychology for 18 years. In her current position as Program Coordinator she supervises 14 counselors and counseling interns in a school-based counseling program. Mrs. Jennings maintains a part-time private practice in which she works with children, adolescents, and adults with a focus on play therapy. She has extensive experience working with children and families in outpatient settings and has developed a rich knowledge of developmental and therapeutic concepts. Mrs. Jennings' empathy-based and holistic approach to therapy blends well with her theoretical orientations and incorporation of mindfulness into her therapeutic style.



  • $500 early fee, postmarked 30 days prior to workshop
  • $540 regular fee
  • $460 early fee for students - send proof of full-time status (12 units or more) with registration.
  • $500 regular fee for students

Refunds: Registration fees are refundable (less a $50.00 administrative fee) if written notice is post-marked no later than 30 days before the group begins. Refunds require a minimum 6-week processing time. Registrants may transfer/sell their enrollment to another qualified person at any time.

LOCATION & REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOPS WITH SEAN & AIMEE JENNINGS:  The location for these workshops with Sean & Aimee Jennings will be in Altamonte Springs, Florida (near Orlando). Click here to register or to find out more about their workshops: www.instituteofplayfulhealing.com

LOCATION & HOTEL INFORMATION FOR WORKSHOPS IN MAY 2013 WITH THERESA KESTLY:  The workshops with Theresa Kestly will be held at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118.  This hotel is on the north end of Daytona Beach, close to Granada Boulevard (Route 40).   You can log on to the hotel web site at  www.daytonabeachresort.com  to view the rooms and conference space.  Please call the hotel directly for room reservations. Room rates range from $89 (ocean view studio) to $94 (ocean front studio) to $119 (ocean front suite) +$12 daily resort fee. Ask for the sand Tray conference rate.

Hotel Telephone:  1 (800) 654-6216 or (386) 672-3770. Hotel FAX Number: (386) 944-0390

Registration for May 2013 Workshops in Daytona


Bringing Miniatures to the Workshops: It is not necessary to go miniature shopping if you do not already have miniatures. We will have plenty of miniatures for our experiential exercises even if you cannot bring any. It might be fun, however, to look around your home and see if there is anything small that really appeals to you. Or if you have some miniatures in your own sand tray collection that touch your curiosity, bring them along - just to explore for yourself what those miniatures might mean to you. Please bring 7-10 miniatures for the workshops. Try to bring small miniatures since we will have limited table space for displaying them. Please mark your miniatures, or make a list of them so that you will be able to retrieve all your miniatures at the end of the workshop/conference.

Level 6 Participants : This workshop weaves a number of play modalities (for example, art, clay, costume play, games, puppets, mosaic play and storytelling) with sand tray play therapy. Please try to bring at least one costume to the workshop (mask, hat, full-dress attire, shoes, wig, accessories, etc - any or all of these items) to contribute to a group collection that we will use for our play activities. I will bring a number of dress-up items, but the more we have, the better!





Agenda for Workshops

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Instruction, Demonstration, Discussion
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Instruction, Demonstration, Discussion
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Instruction, Demonstration, Discussion
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. BREAK
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Instruction, Demonstration, Discussion
5:30 p.m. Adjourn







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