Level 8 – Developmental Considerations with Children


Participants explore in this workshop how early childhood patterns of sand tray play appear not only in the very young but also in older children and even adults. This workshop also includes patterns of play of latency-age children. There will be experiential exercises, brief lectures and discussion to help participants learn how to identify and support the growing edge of young children and also older children and adults when these early patterns emerge at their growing edges. It also provides a focus for how sand tray play therapy collaborates with the brain in its push toward integration throughout the lifespan. Participants will have opportunities to identify and discuss these patterns of play therapy in terms of the developmental life span.

Educational Goals

This training will help participants to:

  1. Identify skills in facilitating sand tray play across the life span.
  2. Describe pre-school patterns of sand tray play.
  3. Explain how pre-school patterns arise in clients of all ages during sand tray play therapy.
  4. Describe sand tray play therapy facilitation skills with latency age children.
  5. List ideas for recognizing journey elements of sand tray play therapy.
  6. Describe patterns of disintegration and re-integration in sand tray play therapy.
  7. Identify transformation themes in sand tray play therapy. 


In-person training does not have any equipment requirement. For online course equipment requirements, please refer to the linked document below:

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Levels 1 & 2; graduate degree in mental health or enrolled in a graduate degree program.

Continuing Education

This course is 12 contact hours.

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