Sand Tray Training Institute of New Mexico

Training with Donna Hanna-Chase & Theresa Kestly

Sand, Play & Art

Healing Grief and Trauma through Creative Expression

Donna Hanna-Chase, MA, ATR-BC, LMFT*
Theresa Kestly, Ph.D.

June 20-23, 2019

Corrales, New Mexico

Workshop Description

This workshop will be four days of personal and professional growth through exploration of sand, play and art. Participants will use simple art materials and sand tray play therapy to enter the nonverbal realm of image-making and creative expression to learn how to be more effective with clients around issues of trauma, grief and loss. No previous knowledge or artistic skills are required.

Workshop Goals

The workshop will help participants to:


Donna Hanna-Chase, MA, ATR-BC, LMFT is a registered art therapist and a licensed psychotherapist from Laguna Woods , California . Donna is a former adjunct faculty member of the University of New Mexico , School of Art Education in Albuquerque , New Mexico . She also served as an art therapy supervisor and was a faculty member at Webster University in Albuquerque . In California , Donna currently teaches art for the Emeritus Institute at Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College. She is a psychotherapist in a small private practice in Laguna Hills . Donna has extensive experience as a psychotherapist with play therapy, marriage and family therapy and individual therapy with both children and adults across a wide range of clinical populations.

*Please NOTE: Donna has had some medical issues and may not be able to co-facilitate this workshop. Please inquire before registering if you want to know about her status.

Theresa Kestly, PhD, RPT-S 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. Theresa is author of The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play: Brain-Building Interventions for Emotional Well-Being (Norton Interpersonal Neurobiology series).

Prerequisites: Levels 1 & 2

Contact Hours: 24 (Includes Credit for Level 7)

Location: Corrales, New Mexico

Dates: June 20-23, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Lunch break is one and one half hours.)

$560 early fee (postmarked 30 days in advance)
$600 regular fee
$520 early fee for students (postmarked 30 days in advance) - send proof of full-time student status.

Refunds: Registration fees are refundable (less $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.

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