WORK TOWARD BECOMING A REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
Enlivening Dreams: Applying Sandtray and Gestalt Therapy to Dreamwork for Play and Talk Therapists
Dreams and sandtray can be considered cousins, each drawing from the wisdom of our non-verbal, right hemisphere. In this workshop, each person will explore a dream using the magic of sandtray and the methodology of Gestalt therapy. In Gestalt dream work, each part of the dream represents an aspect of the dreamer. The addition of sandtray provides a 3 dimensional portrayal and further enlivens the dream.
During the training, participants will first write their dream, then create it in their individual sandtray. This process will bring the dream to life, providing the opportunity for the dreamer to explore the story, the dramas, the dichotomies and metaphors. The trainer will process each tray in turn and demonstrate Gestalt Therapy interventions, which may include creative experiments such as speaking in the voice of the dream and its many parts and thus deepen the meaning of the dream.
This process is very useful with both adolescents and adults, encouraging them to participate experientially in a creative play therapy experience in which challenging issues can surface in a non-threatening manner.
TIME AND DATE: SUNDAY January 28, 2024, 10AM-5:30 PM
LOCATION: 3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland 94602
TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs and pre-licensed associates
PREREQUISITES: None but familiarity with Gestalt therapy or sandtray helpful.
Trainer: Karen Pernet LCSW, RPT-S
Limited to 4 participants.
There is an additional $25 charge for CEs.
This training offers 6 educational credits from the Association for Play Therapy at no additional cost. These credits applicable to becoming a Registered Play Therapist.
Questions: Please contact Karen at 510-923-0520 or email@example.com
- Describe 2 commonalities of dreamwork and sandtray therapy
- List 2 characteristics shared by Gestalt Therapy/Gestalt Play Therapy and sandtray therapy
- Experience creating their dream in a sandtray and processing it.
- List and experience 2 techniques of Gestalt Therapy/Gestalt Play Therapy that can be utilized in processing a dream
- Name 1 way this workshop respects the diversity of the participants
- Name 1 contra-indication for combining dreamwork, Gestalt/Gestalt Play Therapy and Sandtray Therapy
This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCC, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Growth Through Play Therapy is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 1032322, to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S and LEP’S. CE certificate (BBS) must be purchased separately–$25 additional charge, payable in advance or at the training. Growth through Play Therapy is an approved provider for the Association for Play Therapy APT 09-241. There is no extra charge for APT educational credits. Partial credit cannot be offered.
Full refund minus a $50 administrative fee if canceled at least 30 days in advance. After that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list. In that case, the payment will be refunded minus the administrative fee. If the training is cancelled by Growth through Play Therapy due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen event, a full refund will be given unless the participant confirms by e-mail that they are registering for another class. Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse travel expenses, such as airfares or hotels in the event that the training is cancelled.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST: This workshop and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support.
ACCOMMODATIONS: To request accommodations for special needs, please email Karen Pernet firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-923-0520
GRIEVANCES: To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email Karen Pernet email@example.com or call 510-923-0520
Karen founded of Growth through Play Therapy trainers in California in 2008 and is an approved provider for the Association of Play Therapy. She has provided trainings nationally and internationally. She has published articles on Filial Therapy and Sandtray. She has a private practice in Oakland where she and her co-trainer, Jeannette Harroun, conduct intensive, small group trainings in Child Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, sandtray therapy and more. Racism and diversity are personally and professionally important to Karen and she has developed a sandtray model to address race and culture in ways that bypass defensiveness. Growth through Play Therapy focuses on small, in- person trainings in which each participant receives individualized attention.
Karen Pernet has been in practice for over 30. She uses her training as a Gestalt Therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) to enhance the sandtray experience. Her trainings have been described as safe, lively, encouraging, responsive to individual needs, informative, interactive and welcoming. One participant of a previous training using Gestalt Therapy and sandtray wrote “Excellent experiential introduction to a Gestalt approach to play therapy.” Another said “Thanks to Karen for her wisdom and know how and obvious pleasure in this work.”