This workshop introduces the basic tools and methods of sandtray play therapy for both children and adults. Participants will explore various elements of the sandtray process in the context of clinical applications for treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and other issues. This training interweaves didactic discussions with hands-on exercises using miniature figurines and sandtrays. The purpose of the exercises is to demonstrate how relational play may be used as a neural exercise to address the stress that arises in the nervous system during traumatic or other problematic experiences. From these exercises, workshop participants will explore and discuss how sandtray play helps to develop flexibility in the nervous system supporting a more joyful and fulfilled life. Therapists will have opportunities to practice and refine basic skills and to ask questions in an interactive small group setting.
12 contact hours/3 days
Daily Schedule* (4 contact hours each day)
8:40 – 10:45 Topic Presentation, Discussion, Training Demonstration
10:40 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 – 1:00 Training Demonstration, Demonstration Discussion & Clinical Applications, Review & Questions
*Schedule may vary at the discretion of the presenter due to curriculum updates and participant processing.